Lisa Arana here, sharing all things about the new sentiment kit – Easter Lily Blessings. The new sentiment kit for March is all about lilies, the Easter season and everything in between. It is such a gorgeous image so perfect for Easter and so many great sentiments to make it useful all year round too. Let’s take a look at the fabulous new March 2020 Unity Stamp Company sentiment kit.
Featured Stamp Set
I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made.
Kraft cardstock is a favorite of mine. I’m all about earthy, neutral colors. I’m trying a few coloring mediums with the new sentiment kit for March 2020. The lilies in the kit are so beautiful. Easter lilies always filled our church as I grew up. It was very symbolic. But also very beautiful. I don’t think lilies should be limited to easter related celebrations. They are a gorgeous spring flower. So perfect for general, thinking of you and new beginnings as well. That is why I included so many other sentiments as well. So you could use those gorgeous lilies all year long.
I’m watercoloring on kraft paper. You are probably thinking, how is that even possible? I thought that too. I’m sharing my progress as I worked through watercoloring on kraft. It turned out amazing. The color is vibrant and crisp. I’m so happy with how it turned out.
As I created this watercolor image, I started to wonder how colored pencils would look as well. I decided to create a second card to compare how different the two mediums would look on kraft.
I have an additional card using the same sentiment kit using color pencils on kraft as well.
This ended up being similar and yet oh so different.
I stamped those gorgeous lilies twice on the bottom of the kraft cardstock. Then, I die cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die.
Once I had my panel ready, I colored in the flowers and leaves with Prismacolor color pencils. I love how easily the pigment popped against the kraft. It was much easier than the watercolor, but more muted and ended up losing a bit of the stamped image as the color pencils layered over the stamped image.
So which one do I prefer? BOTH! I love them equally. Use what you have and just know you will need to approach the technique differently. Watercolor requires more patience, layering and drying between each step to build up vibrancy and opacity. Colored pencils are almost an instant result but it will dull and cover the stamped image. This can be easily remedied by restamping over the colored image if possible.
If you are aware of the differences and how to handle them both coloring mediums are gorgeous on kraft cardstock. I can’t help but love them both.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see it. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.