Bright, soft, and colorful flower bunch tells us spring is almost here (hang in there, east coast friends!). I see flowers blooming already in my neighborhood. Wplus9 came out with this great stamp set last month that I’ve been meaning to create projects with. Also, I will be using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set for the first time in this video!

Gansai Tambi is a bit high in the price range among the watercolor mediums that crafters can get. I mean, watercolor mediums can go much higher, but since I am not a professional watercolor artist, I think this one is the highest I am willing to go. If you are new to watercoloring, I would recommend trying other afford-ably priced products first before investing in this. However, I can tell you this Gansai Tambi Set is worth Every. Single. Penny! You won’t regret.

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I love how creamy the colors are and you only need a very little bit to add colors to your image. Watch the video tutorial and you will know what I mean.

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I also used emboss resist technique for today’s project. I thought this way, the embossing powders can really capture the detailed image from the stamp set and let the colors stay where they need to stay. To let the main image shine, I left lots of white space in the rest of the card, adding the die-cut sentiment piece to the bottom of the card base. For natural looking dimension of the sentiment, I cut out bunch of them and adhere on top of each other with some strong adhesive.

Are you excited for Spring?

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  1. Hi Nicole! I love your card and video. But I didn’t quite “get” the part about the fun foam. Will you please explain why and how you use it on a card. Is it used to simply add dimension to the whole card front? Thanks!

    • You guessed right! Instead of using a foam tape, you can use a fun foam pad to evenly add a dimension to the whole card front. It works really well especially if the layer is warped a lot.