Watercolor You're A Gem with Cheiron

Hi crafty friends, it's Cheiron here with a stamp set that is older but still a favorite. I feel like so often I get a stamp set and use it once and don't take it out again. I have been going through some of my supplies and here is one that is perfect to give a second look to... the You're a Gem stamps. I have a few thank you notes to make this week for a couple of thoughtful friends and I've been playing with watercolors a lot, so I thought this would be the perfect time to stamp and watercolor some of these images.

For my card today, I stamped the sentiment to one side of the panel and the gems all over the panel in Jet BlackArchival Ink and colored them in with neon watercolors. When the gems were dry I added some shine with a Nuvo Glimmer Pen.  I masked off all the gems (by cutting masks with the coordinating You're A Gem dies) and masking the sentiment and added some black splatter with the black paint from my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

It's always fun to revisit older stamps and try something new with them, I love the look of these gems with neon and and shimmer.  I hope you will be inspired to take out some stamps that haven't seen a ton of love and make a few cards with them!



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