a•muse|studio Gnome Other

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Yesterday I mentioned that the new Amuse Studio February Collection was LIVE and that it was full of fun new rubber stamps perfect for Spring, Easter and St Patrick’s Day!  I recently came across Yoonsun Hur’s blog via Pinterest and I was blown away by her rubber stamping ideas and the stamping techniques she uses.  She does a LOT of work with Peerless Watercolor paints so I was inspired to pull out my palette of paints too.

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If you are not familiar with Peerless Watercolor paints, Amuse Studio does carry them.  They are a bit pricey but I am finding they last a long time and if you ever want to hostess a workshop, that would be a great way to get them for free!  In this post I’ve shown how I prepared my Peerless Watercolor sheets to create my own convenient palette.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this?

Back to my card!  My friends have told me that I manage to use “small images” well. I’m talking about those little accent pieces that come along with every set, and in this case, it’s the new Gnome Other set from Amuse Studio.  The main image is, of course ,a gnome but I wanted to play with all of the other pieces and try to replicate Yoonsun’s style.

You may notice that there is a small difference between the top card and the one below.  I can’t decide which is “better” … but below I added the amuse studio hello die.  I die cut it from the Saffron cardstock just underneath where the main panel lays.  It’s a great way to save paper and make sure your cardstock matches perfectly.  The nice thing about watercoloring is that you don’t have to stay inside the lines like when you color with pencils, Tombow markers or Copics.

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amuse studio supplies:

stamps:  Gnome Other (February Collection)

paper:  Saffron and Sugar (watercolor paper – Walmart)

accessories:  Peerless Watercolor paints, Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, Tag Bundle die set, Stitched Circle One die set, hello die

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I just love the way this card turned out!

Tips and Techniques:

When I stamped my panel I worked it by stamping 4 images down in a column and planned for 3 columns.  I alternated images and ended up with 4 rows across.  It wasn’t perfectly even though, and that bugged me.  Do you like things lined up and evenly spaced too?  So, I used the tiny flower and just started to fill in the more open spaces…at first it was just a few but I kept going until everything looked balanced.  It really was quite simple to do and an easy “fix”.

To check out the rest of the new Amuse Studio February Collection, hop on over to here.

8 thoughts on “a•muse|studio Gnome Other

  1. Like the gardening theme. Was sunny & warm in the 70s this past weekend here in central TX so hubby prepped our garden for planting after last freeze. We have had 4 tomato plants do well and will plant 3 this yr and trying some seeds as well. We like cherry, grape Roma tomatoes as opposed to the bigger tomatoes that seem to take longer and do not produce much. 4th spot will have snap beans. Hubby had a trellis to use for that. Inside the greenhouse we have herbs that are not cold hardy. Also inside the greenhouse is a broccoli plant that has been producing thru out the Winter. Grew leaf lettuce last yr and will do so again. Outside the greenhouse we had red potatoes, onions & cucumbers and will have again this yr. Glad the Groundhog did not see its shadow so there will bee an early Spring. Yeah! Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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    1. I’m jealous! I don’t have good sun here in my yard so I’ve given up on tomatoes, the squirrels eat them! I do have some nice herbs going and love that but a garden would be great – other than just my flowers which I am happy with! So happy about the groundhog too! 🙂

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  2. Oh, I really love the way you used those little images to make such an adorable background. We all have stamp sets that include itty bitty images, and I often fail to use them. This makes me want to rummage through my sets and make backgrounds out of those unloved small stamps now!

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  3. Hi! Those smaller stamps would work well for Bonnie Kreb’s Art Impressions Watercolored cards. Her videos of how she uses the stamps is on Youtube. I want to try my hand at doing one for this coloring challenge. I really like that cute sentiment! .

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