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Sweet Soiree…

 

This suite of products has every possible embellishment, and on this card I used several…did I over do it?  There’s no “over doing” when it comes to embellishments!  The more the merrier…

Oh shoot!  I forgot the sequins…(kidding)

There are several layers in this background…maybe a Sunday afternoon video?

Gold is back in the fashion world and in stamping too!

And a peek inside.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party and Gold Foil Cardstock plus Vellum and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Tranquil Tide plus VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, sponge dauber

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Gold Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with multipurpose glue.
  • The watercolor layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  With Tranquil Tide and Pool Party Ink Pad, cover the surface of a “F” Acrylic Block.  Spritz with water and “stamp” the watercolor paper.  Leave in place a few seconds to give the paper time to absorb the color.  Lift straight up.  Gorgeous! Right?
  • Using the rose stencil from the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks and a sponge dauber with Tranquil Tide ink add three roses to the lower right corner.  Make the middle rose full size and tuck the other two behind the corner rose.
  • Add splats of VersaMark Ink (I used the “splat” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge set), sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  Add rose leaves with VersaMark ink, sprinkle and heat.
  • Isn’t that a beautiful three-layer background?
  • Cut several leaves in Pool Party, Vellum, and Gold Foil.  Cut two Gold Foil and one Pool Party rose.  If you add the Self-Adhesive paper to the back of what you are cutting out, all these pieces can be peeled and laid down in a snap.
  • Cut tag from Thick Whisper White CS.  Add roses in Tranquil Tide and sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add a small piece of Gold Foil behind the bottom portion of the tag.  Tie several loops of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon with Linen Thread and add to top of tag with glue dots.  Add tag to card front with dimensionals at top left corner.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The Gold Foil is 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with multipurpose glue.  The two roses were added by using Self Adhesive paper on back of cardstock before cutting out the images.
  • As you can see in the first photo, the envelope was stamped with the flower from the Lots of Happy Card Kit and colored with Blend Pens.  Just a little something to start the party on the envelope!

There is a lot going on with this card and I believe it works because it is basically monochromatic.  If there were several strong colors used, it just wouldn’t work a well.  I hope to do a Sunday afternoon “live” video on this background…maybe this week.  You can always check my facebook page, Rambling Rose Studio, for helpful short videos.

Winter has decided to arrive this evening…our warm weather has disappeared with lots of rain….

Are you planning to reserve a Stamping Up! Stamparatus today at 2 p.m. MT?  I will be in line as I was unsuccessful last time.  You can shop from here by clicking on the “Shop Now” button.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

especially the last part…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

OnStage Presentation…

The second card actually demonstrated while on stage was this one…

A little bit of spritzing the stamp after inking and the paper after stamping creates this fluid background and makes the elegant line art “pop”!

Some splattering and that Linen Bow add to the textural interest of this panel.

Layers, texture and embellishments…a good card recipe!

And a peek inside…

So if you were at OnStage Live SLC, you received this stamp set and maybe witnessed my presentation.  The sample this week will give you some ideas for your own creations.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes and Music Notes background stamp
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Water Spritzer, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp Soft Sky by stamping off each time you stamp.  This will keep this layer in the background and not competing with your focal point.  Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Soft Sky layer is 2-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next layer is watercolor paper 2-1/4″ x 5-1/8″.  Stamp Music Notes in Soft Sky.  Ink leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.  Spritz stamp before stamping.  Stamp a second shadow stamp underneath first. Spritz watercolor paper to “move” the ink.  Let dry.  Stamp shadow stamps again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Add Line art stamp with Archival Basic Black.  Add color to flowers in Soft Sky.  Splatter Lemon Lime Twist using marker or Aqua Painter.
  • Add this panel to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make bow and attach with glue dots.  There is a video here to demonstrate this bow.
  • Inside the Soft Sky layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp leaf line art in Soft Sky and leaf shadow stamp in Lemon Lime Twist..  Add this layer to inside of card with SNAIL.

This was the last card demonstrated on stage.  The others were samples I had made previously and brought to show how versatile this stamp set can be.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

For those who are missing loved ones this Thanksgiving…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

B

OnStage SLC Swaps…

The tradition of swapping handmade cards at a Stampin’ Up! convention is a treasured ritual of those attending.  You can make as many or few as you want, but you don’t want to miss joining in on the fun.

This year I have 100 swaps to share (remember, I do not like to make multiples of anything!) and I will come home with 100 new ideas to share with my peeps.

Here is my swap for this 2017 OnStage Convention…

And my Wink of Stella is showing up…yay!

I doubt there will be another like it since I made the stamp using a die and fun foam.

Stamping and spritzing on watercolor paper is magic…just sayin’

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this piece…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Fun Foam, MISTI or Stamp Positioner, Water Spritzer

Digits

The Thick Whisper White base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to base with SNAIL

To make your own stamp, cut two layers of fun foam for each die and glue together with multipurpose glue.

Cut watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Load your stamp with ink and spritz with water before stamping.  Using your spritzer add water to your image on the paper to promote “blooming” of color.  Set aside to dry.  You can soak up large drips with a tissue.

Once dry add Tranquil Tide ink to stamp, spritz with water and stamp just to the side of the previous trees.  Add a small amount of water to encourage the colors to move and mingle.  Let dry.

Add Old Olive ink to your stamp.  Do not spritz.  Stamp over your first Lemon Lime Twist trees.  Add Wink of Stella to just this tree after the ink drys.

Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black.

Add ribbon/bow under sentiment and attach in back with SNAIL.

Glue watercolor paper to base with multipurpose glue and weight down the layers until dried.

I hope you will give this technique a try and let me know how you like it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I am so grateful to be where I am today…hope you are too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Christmas Night…

Just the name of this stamp set bundle made me want to buy it…Hearts Come Home.  So I did.

Here’s my first post using this set…

And, yes, it does fold to fit in a normal envelope!

 

How sweet is that little church?

This layer for your personal message is located on the back of the card.

I am such a sucker for these village scenes.  Big starry sky and glittery moon…yep, I love them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock plus watercolor paper and Designer Series Paper Year of Cheer
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus watercolor of your choice for the sky.  I used Phthalo Blue
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, White Watercolor and or White paint or Gel pen

Digits:

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 8″.  Score 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ on long edge.  Turn card and score at opposite end at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″
  • Cut 4 DSP layers 1″ x 4″.  Cut 4 Gold Foil layers 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Layer all eight pieces with multipurpose glueCut a piece of watercolor paper 2-7/8″ x 4″.
  • Dampen the paper and apply watercolor.  While still wet, scrunch up a tissue and remove some of the color to create a textured look to the sky.  When dry add splats of White watercolor paint or White paint pen or White Gel Pen.  I used watercolor first and made some larger “stars” with White Paint Pen.
  • Punch 1-1/4″ Circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Add to top right corner of sky overlapping edges.  Trim excess from back.  Add the watercolor layer to center of card.
  • Add two of the DSP strips to the center  panels where the card folds out.
  • Cut the village buildings from Soft Sky left over from cutting the base.  It’s a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Glue a piece of Gold Foil to back of Church and house then trim excess.  Stamp sentiment in bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Lay card flat.  Fold one side in mountain fold and the other side flat.  Add Tear Tape to back of village layer and place one side down on the folded card side overlapping by an inch.  Attach the other side to the flattened side.
  • Add DSP strips to the panels where the village attached to cover where they meet.
  • Yay!  Look what you made!
  • Next cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2-7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • To add to envelope, fold one side in and the other out.  Fits perfectly!

This was so much fun to make.  I’m thinking of several projects with this set that I hope to share with you next week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes we do…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Winter Fashion…

Today I’m having fun with the Christmas Patterns stamp set and dressing the reindeer in winter sweaters with a twist…

Are you smiling?  I hope so…

Glamour close up.

Cold nose kisses.

And a peek inside.

See Santa’s reindeers can make a winter fashion statement too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Christmas Patterns and Christmas Lamppost (bow)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “E” Acrylic Block, Card Front Builder Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper, Christmas Lamppost Thinlit Dies (bow), Pool Party Sequins

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Color the surface of the “E” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  Spritz with water and “smoosh” onto the center of the watercolor paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Hand cut curves on one side and attach at the bottom of the watercolor paper layer.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut three trees from Tranquil Tide CS and attach to left side of this layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp the reindeer in Early Espresso and “fussy cut”.
  • Stamp the sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and “fussy cut”.  Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp reindeer again with Early Espresso on vellum and immediately transfer the image to a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  If the color isn’t even, use the marker and color in the legs and head.  The body will be covered by the sweater anyway.  Fussy cut leaving off the antlers.
  • Stamp sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Powder Pink and fussy cut.  Add to doe with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp bow from Christmas Lamppost on Powder Pink CS and cut out with framelit.  I cut away the bow “tails” before attached to sweater with glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to backs of reindeer and doe and place on card front with their noses touching.  Sweet!
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add tree cut from Tranquil Tide with multipurpose glue at lower right corner.  Did you notice I stamped the inside sentiment in the wrong direction?  It’s been a day!

Hope your day has been awesome.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

then you know.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Reindeer Fashion…

In my world reindeers would wear cozy sweaters in the winter in the latest fashion colors like Lemon Lime Twist!

So I created this Christmas card in vibrant nontraditional colors just so his sweater would make a fashion statement…

And snow would be all glittery like Clear Wink of Stella…

Even the trees shine…

In this side view you can see he has been “lifted” from the page with dimensionals and his sweater is also a separate piece.

and a peek inside.

Now I’ll just confess I love to “fussy cut” but this one is a challenge with those antlers.  I do love the way they look though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper and gold foil
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Card Front Builder Framelits and “E” Acrylic Block and Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnished with bone folder.
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using Aqua Painter and reinker “paint” one side of the “E” Acrylic Block with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Flirty Flamingo.  Spritz with water and stamp on the watercolor paper.  Add pressure for a few seconds to give the ink time to absorb into the watercolor paper and lift.  Let dry naturally.
  • While the background is drying, cut trees from Old Olive CS.  Don’t forget the single tree inside.  Paint with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp reindeer and sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.
  • Cut small gold foil reindeer and set aside for the inside of the card.
  • Add Wink of Stella to background of watercolor paper by flipping the brush or slinging on the color.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner with Early Espresso.
  • Attach watercolor background over the Early Espresso layer with multipurpose glue and weight down to dry.
  • Add three trees using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue and reindeer to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Early Espresso layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached over Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • Add final tree  and gold reindeer to lower right corner with multipurpose glue.

Here it is Friday and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Whimsical Christmas…

Seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child is magical…we should always remember the magic we felt as a child and remember how we tried to create that magic for our own kids.

And Christmas with a little whimsy is fun and that’s just what I saw the first time I saw the stamp set Seasons of Whimsy.  How fun is this stamp set?

Cute right?

A glamour close up….

love this background and so easy to make!!

and a peek inside…

There’s certainly unconventional color here for Christmas, but it works!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Seasons of Whimsy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ gold metallic ribbon, Iridescent Sequins, “E” Acrylic Block, spritzer and markers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″ then burnish with bone folder.
  • The Flirty Flamingo layer is 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  “Color” an “E” Acrylic Block with your Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie Markers.  Spritz with water and stamp the watercolor paper.  Let the ink soak in the paper for a few seconds and then remove.  If you still want to move the color, spritz the water color paper but try to maintain your border.
  • Once the ink is dry, stamp the ornaments in staggered positions.  Then stamp the bow/string.  I placed post it notes over the border at the top to mask that area.  Tip:  if your bow doesn’t quite meet the ornament hook, use a black Micron Pen to connect.
  • Stamp sentiment at the bottom.
  • Add sequins here and there.
  • Inside the Flirty Flamingo layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp one ornament at lower right corner and then bow/string.  Attach to Flirty Flamingo layer with SNAIL.
  • The envelope also has an ornament in the lower left corner with the bow/string running to the top.

I love this little whimsical card…it’s so me!

It’s almost Friday again…seriously, people, where does the time go?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

one of each please.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Watercolor Orchid…

This stamp set was on my top ten priority list when the Annual Catalog was released this past summer.

So why has it taken me so long to ink it up?

You really don’t want to hear that list…it might just sound like whining!  But this week this set finally saw ink for the first time and I just couldn’t stop making flowers…

isn’t that awesome?

Perfect for my entry way…two home décor projects in one week?  What’s this world coming to?

What fun!  The secret is in the water color paper…

Here’s what I’m thinking…wouldn’t this make the best gift for someone in the hospital, nursing home or hostess thank you gift?  Well, anytime really but you certainly wouldn’t have any worries keeping these orchids alive.  The plant pictured is one I had that was finished blooming.  I always try to bring them back…NEVER works for me!

Here’s some tips in Stuff ‘N Digits if you’d like to challenge Mother Nature too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Climbing Orchid
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Orchid Builder Framelits, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush

Digits

  • Work on one flower piece at a time.  Stamp the outline in Lemon Lime Twist on Water Color paper.
  • With brush and clean water move the ink to cover the piece.  Drop some Daffodil Delight reinker toward the center and let it “bloom” while the previous color is still wet.  Drop some Sweet Sugar Plum at the center and let it bloom.
  • Continue with each flower or flower piece.  Let dry completely.
  • Stamp outline stamp again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detail stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Cut out with Orchid Builder Framelits.  Using your bone folder, break down the paper fibers by curling the paper then assemble.
  • Here I used hot glue to attach the flowers to the stem.  Ouch!

There are already several projects in various stages of completion all over the studio.  Some cards and more arrangements, but smaller ones.  Orchids in different color combinations.  Have you researched all the different colors orchids come in?  I’ll share these with you soon…

It’s “hump” day and the weekend will be here before we know it…plan accordingly!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

waste of your time…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Sunflower Box…

 

These little “pizza” shaped boxes make the cutest packaging for the 3″ x 3″ notecards inside.  You could just as easily place a yummy treat or a small gift inside too…

The box measures 3-1/2″ square and the inside of the box is coated and shiny.

Packed inside this Painted Harvest box are 3″ x 3″ notecards and envelopes.  Wouldn’t this make a nice hostess gift?

I didn’t use the salt technique on this one…just some splatters made with a paint brush.

Check out these cute boxes on page 44 of the Holiday Catalog and notice the coordinating stamp set too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for my pizza box…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Round Brush or Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, hole punch and Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Digits

  • Cut DSP, (1) @3-3/8″ square, (4) @3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut (1) Early Espresso @2-5/8″ square, (1) WaterColor @2-1/2″ square.
  • Wet Water Color square with Aqua Painter or spritzer.  Stamp base flower with Daffodil Delight.  If your piece is curling, spray the back of the square and it will straighten out.  Let dry naturally to get full “bloom” of reinker and water color paper.
  • Once dry, over stamp base flower in Daffodil Delight making sure the petals do not line up.  Stamp detailed stamp in Crushed Curry.  Ink just the tips of the detail stamp with Cajun Craze and stamp over Crushed Curry.  Do not line up petals.  Using your Aqua Painter or wet brush, pull the Cajun Craze color toward center of flower.  Stamp center with Soft Suede then Early Espresso.  Do not line up.
  • Load brush with Early Espresso and splatter the square.
  • Add painted square to Early Espresso square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add DSP to top of box and all four sides using multipurpose glue.
  • For the note cards cut three pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock 6″ x 3″.  Score at 3″.  Cut the Early Espresso at 2-7/8″ square and the Water Color paper 2-3/4″ square.  Repeat sunflower and water color paper instructions.  Glue to top of notecard with multipurpose glue.
  • The sentiment is a piece of Thick Whisper White stamped in Early Espresso and trimmed to 3/8″ x 2-7/8″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1/2″ x 3″.  Glue together, tag one end and punch hole in one end.
  • Tie 3/4″ Burlap across the box top.  Add tag tied to Burlap Ribbon with Linen Thread.

These pizza boxes are awesome y’all!  I’ve already made two more in different themes.  Of course, for Christmas but also for shower mementos or wedding favors.  Love them!

I sure hope your Wednesday was worth getting up for…it’s hump day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This one is for me today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Autumn in Pink?

Well, sure you can have pink greetings in the fall season and maybe nobody will think you’re crazy.

I just love the way this little water color card came out.

a glamour close up…

A side view shows the “art” is lifted with Strip Adhesive.

Water color is a medium that takes patience and you’re always surprised by how it turns out when dried.  It can also be difficult if you don’t plan ahead for layering…

These two colors were left over on my palette after a water color online painting class and I just wet a piece of water color paper cut to card size and splashed it on when cleaning up one night.

The next day when I came into the studio I started working with the new Painted Harvest stamp set and this was my second card.  I hope you like it and if you’d like to try this technique, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large round water color brush, Black and Early Espresso markers and Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The water color paper is 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″.  The water color was put on the water color paper really wet first one color and then the second.  I let them work on the paper lying flat and encouraged movement with a brush with just water.  Then I left it to dry overnight.  I know lots of people dry their paper, but you might be interrupting some great patterns that might not happen if you do.
  • Once your piece is dry, start with the base flower and Daffodil Delight, over stamp with Crushed Curry off setting the image.  Then with the detailed flower stamp add Pumpkin Pie.  Try inking with Cajun Craze just on the tips of the petals and around the center.  If you like it, do it one more time.
  • Stamp the center with Soft Suede and using Black marker add small dots around the perimeter of the centers.
  • Stamp greeting in Early Espresso.
  • Add to card front with Adhesive Strips.

How fun was that?  Wonder what blues would look like?  Oh! and that Lemon Lime Twist…I gotta go now.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

 

B