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Beautiful Life…

Has spring finally arrived in your part of the world?  There just are no adequate words to describe this season of the year.  Everything is so full of life…bursting with color.  And noisy, too!  Here the birds start singing(?) at 5 a.m.!

My card today is an attempt to show the vibrant colors and atmosphere of the season…

Using an Aqua Painter and Reinker to build a background…

Glamour close up…

Framelit cutouts set up on Adhesive Strips for texture and definition…

And a sweet inside to coordinate with the card front.

Some shade and flowers, sitting under a blooming tree with a glass of pink lemonade…what could be better?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Water Color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Powder, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Colorful Seasons
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Low Tack Artist Tape, Season Layers Thinlet Dies, Aqua Painter, Reinker

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base cards is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The water color paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape a 1/4″ margin around edges with Low Tack Artist Tape or Painter’s Tape.  Add water to the sky area with an Aqua Painter, leaving cloud shapes without water.  Drop in Soft Sky Reinker over the wet area using Aqua Painter..  Let the water color paper do its thing.  Let dry or heat to dry.  Wet a small center layer with water and drop in Powder Pink Reinker with the Aqua Painter.  Let dry or heat.  Wet the last layer with water and Lemon Lime Twist Reinker and let dry or heat.  Using the Powder Pink Marker add splats to card front.  Remove tape and attach to Powder Pink layer with multipurpose glue.  Lay a couple of Acrylic Blocks on top to weight down the water color paper.
  • Stamp five of the flowers in Powder Pink and add centers with Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut out with Thinlet Dies.  Cut tree branch with die and Early Espresso Cardstock.  Add tree limb from top left corner across front of card with multipurpose glue.  Add flowers with dimensonals and Adhesive Strips and maybe one flat with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Early Espresso in lower right corner.
  • Cut beach chair from Thick Whisper White and add with Adhesive Strips.
  • Stamp drink with Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist.  Cut with die and add to chair arm with Adhesive Strip.
  • Be sure and sign your art piece in the lower right corner!
  • Add these two layers to card front with Adhesive Strips to lift up your artwork.
  • Inside there is a Powder Pink layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ Thick Whisper White layer on top.  Stamp three flowers in Powder Pink with Lemon Lime Twist centers in lower left corner to coordinate with card front.  You can also stamp something similar on the envelope.

This set was fun to play with and will work for all seasons…there are fall leaves and snow flakes in this set plus a beach chair!  And thinlet dies for everything!

So have you seen the retired stamp and product list?  Are you taking advantage of those awesome prices?  Remember…it’s while supplies last, so if you have had you eye or heart set on something, be sure to get your order in now.  You are more than welcome to order from me by using the “shop now” star in the right column here.  Orders are much appreciated!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

how awesome is that?

So come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

 

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Farmer’s Market Crate…

There are so many times a small gift (hostess, thanks etc.) would be just the ticket…but what? …and how to package it?

Worry no longer my friend, SU! has come to the rescue with the new (available June 1st) Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits Set…here’s just one idea of many I’ll be showing you…

A crate full of small notecards…

All packaged for giving…

How sweet is that little crate?  Over the next week or so I hope to show you just how versatile this set can be.  Lots of ideas coming your way!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock and Wood Texture DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Whisper White Craft
  • Stamps:  Wood Words
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Wood Crate Framelits Dies, Stitched Circle Framelits, 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, 6″ x 8″ Cello Bag, Natural Grass, Florist Pick, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • Cut two pieces of Wood Texture DSP.  Stamp flowers in Craft White Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.  Put crate together with multipurpose glue or Tear Tape.  Cover bottom of crate with Natural Grass.
  • Stamp “farmer’s market” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with Stitched Circle Framelit.  Cut Real Red Circle with next biggest circle framelit.  Glue together with multipurpose glue and add to side of crate with dimensionals.
  • Stamp rooster in Real Red on Thick Whisper White CS and cut with coordinating framelit.  Glue to florist pick, straw, or anything that works for you.
  • Stamp “for you” on Thick Whisper White and cut out with framelit.  Thread with about 20″ of ribbon doubled.
  • The notecards are 6″ x 3″, scored at 3″.  Stamp fronts of each card then add inside crate.
  • Slip your crate inside the cello bag and tie with ribbon and tag.  Add rooster pick to top.
  • These would be great for hostess gifts or small gifts for customers birthday or “just because” you can gifts for anyone you like!

Over the weekend I participated in the Crazy Crafters International Blog Hop as the Guest Designer.  Did you see it?  I can’t tell you how much fun I had discovering which one of my posts were picked to CASE and how they were tweaked.  Some amazing designers in that group for sure!

Next weekend I’ve been invited to join the Autism Matters Blog Hop.  That post will go up Saturday and I hope each of you will stop by.

Now that the retiring list has been published, my studio is upside down with retiring stamps and products being pulled and for sale.  There are some absolute favorites in there for me, but boy of boy do we have some awesome stamps and products coming in June!

Hope everyone had a wonder Easter weekend sharing it with those you love.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially for Sandy Stott who is having surgery today at Johns Hopkins…

Are you inky?…then you must be HaPpY!

 

 

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Daisy Delight…

One of the perks of being a SU! Demo is attending events like OnStage and receiving for FREE new products from the upcoming annual catalog.  Lucky me traveled home with the Daisy Delight Bundle which consisted of the stamp set and coordinating punch.

HaPpY me!

To celebrate my good luck today’s post will feature this new stamp set with others to follow…

There is a big daisy stamp in this set, but there is also several small flowers too.  Actually, the pink ones are the big daisy centers.

Glamour close up…

Side view.

Yep it’s that bow.

And a peek inside.

Did I ever confess to you I’m a “control freak”?  Well I am.  I even like to control splatters on my pieces and that’s why I normally use the “splat” stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Did you notice that set is retiring?  I almost fell off my chair! I will be ordering that set because the one I have is worn totally out…

Do you like this new set?  These smaller flower are just so sweet.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride and Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Daisy Delight
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Decorative Masks

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White CS is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lay your mask diagonally on this layer and apply Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz ink with brush, daubers, spritzer or brayer.  I used a brush here.  Stamp a group of stems in Pear Pizazz.  Add flowers in Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride.  I stamped off the base color first and stamped over the base full strength.  Add sentiment in Basic Gray.
  • Add splats with Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz markers.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • A video on making this Linen Thread bow can be found here.  Attach with glue dots.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ with a Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the single stem and flower in Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz.  Add some splatters with markers.  There is a corner with a small piece of masking.  The envelope was also masked and stenciled to coordinate with the card front.

My preorder of new products will be delivered tomorrow and I hope to make some samples to share with you over the weekend…so be sure to stop back by.  Tomorrow there will be an Easter post and Saturday a very special post as I will be the Guest Designer on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop…eeekkk!!!

A couple of things I wanted to share with you…if you have ordered from me personally or online I am happy to supply you with a new annual catalog.  Also, if you haven’t looked over the retiring product list and you’d like to, go to billiemoan.stampinup.net and you will find everything listed there.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

moving forward…always.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

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Basket ‘O Flowers…

Continuing my theme of using the Basket Bunch Bundle for cards other than Easter…today I have a “just a note” card featuring a basket of daffodils…

Just the perfect note card for any time of the year…

a close up to show dimension…

glamour shot…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you….

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Archival Basic Black and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch and Flourishing Phrases (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits, Blender Pen, Doily Lace, Linen Thread and Daffodil Delight Marker

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp Three daffodils at top center and blend petals and centers with Blender Pen and Daffodil Delight ink.  Add 1/2 of Lace Doily (Very Vanilla side up) with multipurpose glue for the basket to sit on.
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp four daffodils and four leaves.  Color with Blender Pen and cut out with Basket Builder Framelits.
  • Stamp basket on Sahara Sand CS with Early Espresso and cut out with Basket Builder Framelit.  Cut whole basket out of Crumb Cake CS.  Attach these two layers with multipurpose glue and add dimensionals to the back.
  • Add leaves to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Add basket over lace doily and leaves.
  • Add three daffodils on dimensionals over leaves and basket.
  • Make multi-looped Linen Bow.  Video directions here.  Attach to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a Daffodil Delight layer 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ with a layer of Whisper White 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ on top.  Add one leave to bottom right corner and a flower on a dimensional on top.
  • I have splattered Daffodil Delight on the card front and inside the card using my Daffodil Delight marker and cap.
  • The envelope was also splattered and stamped with the daffodil stamp to coordinate with the card front.

Today Sweetums (yes, he came with me) and I are spending the day as tourists to Savannah.  It’s be a while since we’ve been here.  Tomorrow he will play golf while I attend OnStage…fun weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

listening.

Hope you are inky and HaPpY today!

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Thanks a Bunch!

Earlier this week I posted a card using the Basket Bunch Bundle and talked about how this set can be used for some many other things than what it appears.

Here’s another example…

How cute is that?

carrot close up…

Glamour side shot showing dimension…

There have been a “bunch” of these made around here because I know these can be used all year long.  What a great gift to give someone too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ SU! Whisper White Notecards/Envelopes, plus Pear Pizazz and Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits and Blender Pen

Digits

  • The Pear Pizazz layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-7/8″ attached to the notecard with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black center bottom and attach over Pear Pizazz layer with SNAIL
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp carrots using Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizazz markers.  Color in carrot with Blender Pen and ink pad.
  • Cut carrots with framelit.
  • Attach first two carrots to card front center with multipurpose glue and third carrot in center using dimensional.
  • Inside I stamped one carrot in the top left corner.
  • The envelope was also stamped with carrots in the lower left corner to coordinate with the card front.

Easy, simple and cute…doesn’t get any better!

Today is a travel day to Savannah for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  Sure hope we get through Atlanta with all the traffic problems…ugh!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

attitude adjustment.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

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Extra Special Birthday…

Everyday (except Sundays) I create a new card or home décor project or 3-D art piece…every.  day.

There are a couple of things I love about that commitment and one I don’t…

I love to create a piece for a special specific person.  So much thought goes into a piece like that.

I DO NOT like to mass produce anything.  But when a Stampin’ Up! event comes up and swapping is part of the event, then mass producing is necessary.  So that’s what I’ve been doing a lot of this week…

They are a work in progress…

So once the swaps were done it was a joy to make today’s post for an upcoming birthday…

It never occurred to me how much I’d love this Designer Series Paper initially.  The idea to use it this way has been rolling around in my mind at first sight of it.

Glamour close up…

The embossing of the hearts was meant to suggest quilting.

and a peek inside…

I love all the designs in this pack (well…most of them) but especially the gingham!  I have four packs of this DSP and not a single piece of gingham anywhere.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Oh So Succulent Designer’s Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1″ Square Punch or Framelit and Falling Petals Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Tip Top Taupe base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The top Thick Whisper White square layer is 3-3/8″ square.
  • The Tip Top Taupe square layer is 3-1/4″ square.  Attach this layer to the Whisper White square layer with SNAIL.
  • Punch 12 (1″ square) pieces of the DSP.  Arrange 1″ squares on top of Tip Top Taupe square and attach with multipurpose glue.  This gives you a little time to move or adjust the square if you need to.  Run this square through the Big Shot in the Falling Petals EF.  Attach all three layers to top of card front with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment layers are Thick Whisper White 1″ x 3-3/8″, Tip Top Taupe layer is 7/8″ x 3-1/4″ and the top Whisper White layer is 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and cut piece 3/4″ x 3-1/8″.  Add this piece to the next two layers and add to bottom of card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ with three blocks added at the bottom of this layer and attached inside card with SNAIL
  • The envelope flap was covered in matching DSP to coordinate with card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you found something here to inspire you in your creations.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And always stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

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Daffodil Delight…

Alright…so we have this REALLY cute bundle for Easter and I confess to not buying it right away.  Shocking I know.

But now that I do have it (not shocking), I find so many more uses for it than just for the Easter holiday…nothing against Easter.  I’ve made LOTS of Easter goodies with it, but look at what else you can do with it…

How sweet it that at any time of the year?

a little close up…

and a little dimension plus the coordinating envelope…

and a peek inside.

How often would you use a card like this?  Birthday?  Sympathy?  Get Well?  Difficult life situations?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pear Pizazz and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Basket Bunch and Feather Together (sentiment…love this set and font!)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basket Builder Framelits, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (retired : ( ), Linen Thread and Blender Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Daffodil Delight layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment at bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp stems in lower center in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp three flowers upper center and color in petals and centers with Blender Pen and Daffodil Delight ink.  Attach to card front with SNAIL
  • On scrap Whisper White stamp three more flowers and color in with Blender Pen.  Stamp four leaves and color in with Blender Pen and Pear Pizazz.  Cut all out with framelits.
  • Attach three leaves on card front over stems with multipurpose glue.  Attach two flowers with dimensionals over leaves.
  • Make a multi-looped bow and tie center with Linen Thread.  I swear when I go to OnStage this week and get the new annual catalog, the first page I’m turning to is the ribbon page and looking for seam binding!  Attach your bow with glue dots.
  • Inside the Daffodil Delight layer is 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ attached with SNAIL. The Whisper White layer is 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Add the leaf with multipurpose glue and the flower with dimensional.
  • The envelope was stamped with the flower and color with Blender Pen to coordinate with the card front.

My studio is in chaos…literally!  Getting ready for a Stampin’ Up! event is a busy and exciting time.  I’m so looking forward to seeing friends I don’t get to see that often and meeting new ones this weekend in Savannah OnStage!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And you can always be HaPpY by keeping those fingers inky!

B

Rad Dad…

Did you miss me yesterday?  That’s the first post I’ve missed in over a year…but it was for a good reason.  Look at this little bean…

I drove my daughter Kelly back to Nashville to stay a few more days before she has to head home to Seoul.  We took a little shopping trip to a majestic yarn store and “little bean” went with us!  How cute are he and my g’daughter Kendall?

By the time I got home (the traffic was unbelievable) it was too late to post.  But what I have to show you today is worth the wait!

Combining a couple of stamp sets…

A little close up…

Using that apron pattern I made last week for the girlie apron…

and a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Real Red, Kraft, Thick Whisper White and Silver Foil Cardstock
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Nailed It and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Journaling or Micron Pen for stitching, Build It Framelits Dies, Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Oval Dies, Sponge

Digits

  • The Real Red base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″, sponge edges with Early Espresso and run through Big Shot with Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft CS 3-7/8″ x 4-7/8″.    Mark each long side with a pencil at 2-1/2″.  Use a large Oval Framelit to cut away the sides lining up with pencil mark.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Stamp screws at top for buttons and sentiment from Custom Tee in Early Espresso.
  • Cut apron pockets from Kraft CS 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Score center at 1-3/4″.  Sponge edges with Early Espresso.  Add stitching with journaling or Micron Pen.  Add to apron front with SNAIL
  • Cut out a Real Red hexagon using framelits.  Stamp sentiment on Kraft CS and hand cut around image.  Add to top of Real Red with SNAIL and to card front at lower right corner with dimensionals.
  • Cut a hammer, wrench and screw driver from Silver Foil.  Cut hammer and screw driver handle from Real Red CS.  Stamp handles with Archival Basic Black and add to tools with multipurpose glue.  Place tools inside pockets with multipurpose glue (wrench) and dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Kraft CS 4-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ with a Whisper White layer 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ that has been sponged with Early Espresso attached on top with SNAIL and added to inside of card with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of Real Red CS 1/2″ x 4-5/8″ and add to bottom of Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Cut a screw and a bolt from Silver Foil CS and add over Real Red strip with multipurpose glue.

I’m telling you good masculine stamp sets don’t come along all that often.  This one will be gone the end of May!  Don’t miss this bundle#144735 @$43.00.  You can order from me by clicking on the “shop now” star in the right hand column on this blog.

So Sale-A-Bration is over for another year…what an exciting time it was too.  I hope you got all the freebie stamp sets and products you wanted.

Next weekend I will be traveling to Savannah, GA., to attend SU! OnStage!  Can I even tell you how much I need to get done for that event, plus the Monday I get home will be a class day!  It will be fun sharing all the excitement of the weekend with my peeps!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

remember this.

I’ll be VERY inky this week…but HaPpY!

B

Easter Flowers…

Today’s post is the opposite technique that I used on Monday to make this card…

So today I’ll show you how to spritz your inked stamp before stamping the water color paper for an entirely different look and you can decide which you like better…

Here’s the same stamp set using the opposite stamping technique (and different colors, of course)

a close up…

a little peek inside…

So what do you think?  This one is certainly crisper looking but still not fussy and exact.  Where the first one looks sort of dreamy to me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Window Sheet, water spritzer, journaling or micron pen

Digits

  • The Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the solid stamp for each flower and leaf, ink up each stamp and spritz with water before stamping.  Stamp shading stamp for each flower and leaves.  Add outline stamp with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add sentiment with Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut your window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″, place a small amount of SNAIL in center and take most of the sticky off with your fingers then place centered on this top layer.
  • With your journaling pen or micron pen draw a border on the card front skipping where the art interrupts the line.

Do you like this technique better?  Give them both a try and see the difference.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

like today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Friend Flowers…

Life would be so much less without friends.  We depend on our friends during difficult times and love sharing life’s joys with them.

I am so grateful to have really “old” friends (like grammar school!) and really “new” friends too.

So today’s post celebrates friendship…

A water color technique which I will reverse in another post this week…

a close up…

there’s a mistake here I will confess to “liking”…

The technique requires water color paper which I love working with because it does most of the work for you…and better!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits (including the confession)…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Penned & Painted and Suite Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Spritz paper with water.  The more you want your color to “work” the more water.  Ink up the solid flower and leaf stamps and stamp wet water color paper.  Let the paper do its job for you then dry with heat gun if you don’t have the patience to wait (I never can)
  • Using the solid shading stamps for leaves and flowers stamp over dried ink.
  • Stamp Archival Basic Black outline over each flower and leaf.  Let dry or heat…you know what I do!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Black and mount water color paper over Rich Razzleberry layer with multipurpose glue.

Did you find the oopsie?  After spritzing my water color paper and stamping the first flowers which I wanted across just the bottom of the card, I realized I had set the spritzer bottle half way on the top of the water color paper.  The bottle had residue from working with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst dry pigment on the bottom.  Ugh!  Just for the heck of it I spritzed the half circle of color and you can see the result…I loved it!

Just another example of how “mistakes” can sometimes be the beautiful opportunity you didn’t expect.  This card and technique are really fun.  I hope you will give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Sweetums is driving to Nashville today to pick up my daughter, Kelly.  She is coming to visit for a couple of days before she returns to Seoul, South Korea…and maybe catch up on her sleep.  I don’t know if he will be able to pry little Henry loose from her snuggles!  I’m so looking forward to our time together!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always a good forecast…

Keep those fingers inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B