The lovely Just Because hostess set is only available for a limited time!! It’s in the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and is only guaranteed available through May 24, 2019.  See the Just Because hostess set HERE online, and use your hostess rewards to purchase it while supplies last!  See all retiring hostess sets here.

 

Just Because hostess set from Stampin' UP! - watercolor wash background and heat embossed flower pot image. Created at Kurstan's Crafting Retreat. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I recently attended a crafting retreat hosted by Kurstan and she taught us several amazing watercolor techniques.  We created this card featuring the Just Because Hostess set and a watercolored background.

We did a watercolor wash with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green ink on a piece of watercolor paper with our Aqua Painter, then used the Rectangle Stitched dies to cut out the center to use on our note card.

 

Just Because hostess set from Stampin' UP! - watercolor wash background and heat embossed flower pot image. Created at Kurstan's Crafting Retreat. www.PattyStamps.com

 

We stamped the pot image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  Then we splattered some Granny Apple Green ink with our Aqua Painter onto the finished rectangle, and colored in the leaves for some additional green pops of color with the Aqua Painter and Granny Apple Green ink.

 

Just Because hostess set from Stampin' UP! - watercolor wash background and heat embossed flower pot image. Created at Kurstan's Crafting Retreat. www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Stitched Rectangle is mounted to a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and onto designer paper (now retired Sale-a-Bration paper) and then onto a Whisper White Note Card.

 

Just Because hostess set from Stampin' UP! - watercolor wash background and heat embossed flower pot image. Created at Kurstan's Crafting Retreat. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Can you tell we were all having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!?  Check out Kurstan’s event schedule HERE.  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I hope you’ll consider joining us at an upcoming event!

 

Stamping and learning new watercolor techniques at Kurstan's Crafting Retreat!

 

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