Friday, September 27, 2019

Making a chalkboard background to stamp on?????

Hi There Stampers!

Today I had a chance to play with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground.  Its a
 super thick paint that I layered onto a piece of white cardstock.  When I first saw 
this technique, someone was using Distress Oxide inks to paint their stamped images
 but I didn't have those so I actually added some of my PearlEx Powders to acrylic
 shimmer paint and this is what I came up with!  I would've liked to have more tones to 
add depth (like you could get with multiple colors of ink/paint) but I felt like it still worked 
out ok this way.

After adding the black DS Ground Paint, I used my Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad
 in Silver Fox to stamp my selected images.

Here is a pic of the stamp set I used.  It came in my Monthly Card Kit from 
Simon Says Stamp.  Its called Look For The Rainbow.  I adore the great line art 
flowers in this set - perfect for painting and coloring!

I stamped my Hello greeting in the same ink but had to do it multiple times in order for 
the painted paper to absorb the next layer of ink I was trying to lay down.  A stamping 
platform was the only way to go for this part.  I used my handy Tim Holtz platform today.  
Here is a look at the stamp set that I grabbed the Hello from.  Its called Greetings from
 Ranger - its in the LetterIt line of stamps.  They're so nice for bold statements.

A few drops of my Nuvo Crystal Drops in the shade of Ivory Seashell.  A piece of patterned paper from Avery Elle (The Harvest Collection) and my card was complete.

Its always fun to try something new.  I hope this inspires you to grab a technique you've seen or liked on social media and give it a try for yourself - you may find you have a great time trying out something different ;)

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for looking!


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dancing Watercolors

Good Morning Stampers!

Don't you just love watching watercolor dance across the paper?  I sure do!  I made this bright background not knowing what it would become but when it finally dried, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it :)  

Using the LetterIt stamp set Thank You by Ranger, it was the perfect greeting to heat emboss in a sparkly turquoise color.  I used Blue Tinsel embossing powder by Stampendous and I just love how bright it came out!

I also added random dots of Stickles and Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some additional interest.

I'm always grateful to get a little time to play with watercolors.  Hopefully I've inspired you to give it a try too!

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Rainy Day....Bright Birthday

Hello Stampers!

Well, after many days of lingering heat and sun, we finally got a random rain storm
today!  That is my inspiration for this bright and cheery card.
I wanted to have some time to play with my Ecoline Liquid Watercolors and this 
was the perfect opportunity for me to create some background pieces and just watch the 
color dance across the page.

I then added some stamping using my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads in the colors of Melon 
Mambo, Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay.  I used the stamp set called Find Your Happy 
by Catherine Pooler for my flower images.

This great stamp set also from Catherine Pooler is called Layered Greetings and I used 
this to heat embossing my greeting in white EP.

A few sparkly details and my card was complete.

I hope you enjoyed this fun card today.  Until next time, have fun creating!