Last week went by in a blur. We traveled to Yorktown, VA, to pick up our daughter, Kelly, and help her get settled after 2-1/2 years in Seoul, South Korea.
Busy week, but she still hasn’t gotten her household goods shipment so it’s an air matterss and lawn chairs for now. At least she did get her car!
Our drive home was eventful with traffic stop and go. It seems the whole northeast was evacuating to parts of the south to view the total eclipse of the sun. What a circus that was!
It’s good to be home and somewhat back in our groove. Yesterday was really exciting viewing the eclipse here at 99%. We witnessed the crickets and cicadas going nuts during the dark period and my two furbabies howling. Just adding to the mystery…
Today I have the thank you notes that will be included in my order bags this month. Thought it might be interesting to see how the process to create them began…
Here is one batch taped to a clip board. Sea salt has been added just after dropping color on wet water color paper. These need to dry normally before continuing.
and this is the final card. Really simple.
In this close up you can see the salt technique and some splatters too.
I hope my customers will enjoy using this card.
Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Mellow Mambo
Stamps: Painted Harvest
Tools ‘N Embellishments: Aqua Painter, masking tape, sea salt
Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, burnished and folded at 5-1/2″
Tape a border on 4″ x 5-1/4″ water color paper on all sides.
Wet water color paper and begin dropping colors with a brush (Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Reinker) on the wet water color paper. Let the paper and water do its own magic. It’s fun sometimes to leave some white spaces. Once the color has “bloomed” scatter sea salt over the areas you’d like texture. Let dry normally.
Stamp base sunflower stamp in Daffodil Delight. Over stamp (don’t necessarily line up petals) with Pumpkin Pie. With the detailed sunflower stamp add Cajun Craze inking just the petal tips.
Add center stamp with Soft Suede. You may need to stamp a second time.
You can use your Aqua Painter and pull some of the colors (like the Cajun Craze) toward the center.
Add splatters with Aqua Painter and Early Espresso reinker. Let dry.
Remove border tape.
Add sentiment with Archival Basic Black.
Add water color layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Here’s your “B–ism”…
Stay inky…Be HaPpY!