Welcome to the Stamp It Group Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the U.S. have gotten together to share our Mother's Day creations with you. You may have started here or hopped here from the creative Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's blog at Crafts By Happy Stamper. Either way, I hope you’ll hop along to the next blog after you read my post to see the amazing Mother's Day-inspired projects the other members of our group are sharing with you. If you get off track, there’s a full list at the bottom of this post.
Painted Petals and a Watercolor technique for the best mother ever!
Since the Blendabilities were pulled from the Stampin' Up! shelves due to the manufacturing company not meeting the set high standards, it was time to re-visit and share the various watercolor techniques available. To get the background effect, I blotted some ink from each of the Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizzazz ink pads onto my Silicone Craft Mat. NOTE: If you don't have one of these, you REALLY need one....just sayin'. Next, I filled my Stampin' Spritzer with water and lightly spritzed a mist of water onto the ink smudges. You want to mist enough to see rain droplets setting on the Mat. Next, take your 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 sheet of Watercolor paper and use it to 'blot' up the ink from the Mat. Keep rotating the Watercolor paper and blotting up the swells of ink and let the paper dry thoroughly before stamping onto it. I used my Heat Tool on the low setting to assist with the drying.
The flower bouquet was created with the Painted Petals stamp set...Strawberry Slush flowers and Mossy Meadow leaves. The frame was die cut out of Marina Mist card stock using the On Film framelit and Big Shot. The "best mother ever" sentiment came from the And Many More stamp set and accessorized with Venetian Crochet Trim and Gold Button trimmed with Gold Metallic Baker's Twine. The whole Watercolor Paper panel was glued to the front of a Very Vanilla cardstock base using Mono Adhesive Liquid Glue. Oh, and I added a touch of Crushed Curry Washi Tape from the Beach House set to balance it all together.
Do you think this will pass as a Monet painting? LOL The fun part about this watercolor technique is that no two cards will look the same. It was such an easy and quick technique that I created a birthday card, too. Just think of the many fun color combo's you can try out! I hope you have enjoyed my card share for the hop. Before you hop onto Siara Acdal's blog at Siara Sweet Sensations, make sure to print out the supply list found below.
I did use one of the 2013-2015 In Colors (Strawberry Slush), which is retiring effective June 1st. If you love those colors as much as I do, you MUST get them while supplies last. Click on the buttons below to view the list of stamps and accessories that will no longer be available as of June 2nd. The stamp sets will continue to be made until May 26th, but the Accessories will only be available while supplies last. Don't delay.
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