I bought the "Heartland" stamp set specifically for the little boy with his geese. The image just appeals to me. I like the other images, too, especially the barn. But the boy is tops with me.
So I set about designing a card with that design in mind and had great fun framing the image after I water colored it. I have started heat setting my Archival Ink to be sure it won't bleed at all. Usually there is no problem, but some colors seem to cause bleeding (mostly yellows, it seems).
I used Powder Pink for the boy's skin and a few highlights on the geese, taking care not to get too much ink on my Aqua Painter.
It's important to cut the circle from the Emerald Envy card stock using the embossing folder or you will flatten the design. Then use the same layering circle framelit plus one a size up to create the frame around the image. I cut the larger one first because it's easier to center the smaller one inside the circle than around it. At least I found that to be true. Also, if you wish to stamp a greeting on front, as I did, you need to do that before embossing.
Because this was one of the cards I designed for my June class, I have lots of Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim circles left. I'm just going to have to design a card using those!
Heartland rubber stamp set (4), W 143889, $23.00; C 143892, $27.00
Teeny Tiny Wishes rubber stamp set (24), W 128748, $37.00; C 127802, $27.00
Dapper Denim 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 141414, $8.00
Emerald Envy 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 141415, $8.00
Watercolor 6" x 9" Paper (5), 122959, $5.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, 140931, $7.00
Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad, 141394, $6.50
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Powder Pink Classic Stampin' Pad, 144084, $6.50
Layering Circles Framelits (16) 141706, $35.00
Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 143704, $9.00
Linen Thread (15 yards), 104199, $4.50