Monday, July 17, 2017

Inky Friends In Color Blog Hop ReCap

For a blog hop, we try to limit some of the words on a page, but I ALWAYS have more to say about my projects, so today's post will give more details about each project.

First of all, a commenter asked what the salt/watercolor technique is that I used on this card. 

To this technique, all you do is watercolor the background paper. I did a larger blog of Fresh Fig and then added some Calypso Coral. Then, before the ink dries, sprinkle salt on the pigment. The salt draws the pigment in unique ways. 

I had a facebook live class and here is an edited section showing this technique. 

The rest of the card came together after I had the cool background to work with. I used a heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out a white wood background piece from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I added a little bling with the Silver Metallic Enamel Shape, and the metallic thread behind the heart.  The sentiment is from the Just Add Text Stamp Set. 

My Stomping Technique Card is a favorite, as I like to be able to make interesting backgrounds with supplies I have on hand  and I alway have Stamps! All I did was repeatedly stamp the main flower image until the ink ran out, over and over, and over, layering the ink to get a texture. I then reinked and went at it again. Really easy and makes a neat background. Plus, really, the stress relief was and added bonus.

Besides the technique, I love the flower cut outs from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. The flowers really pop out with Fresh Fig behind. The pink flowers are actually Blushing Bride with Cherry Cobbler petals. This color combo came from the Stampin' Up! Color Chart and my sister picked it out as her favorite. 


I also added some Fresh Fig 1/2" Finley Woven Ribbon cut at an angle and the flower center is a Gold Faceted Gem. I think this card looks harder than it was to create!

The inside needed some lovin' so here it is:

My final project was in my mind a lot longer than all the rest. As I wrote before, I had the wood frame part for a LONG time and just hadn't found the right idea to fill it. I love the look of quilts, but am not a sewer like my mom, so I did a little paper quilting.

For the final look I used a Chalk Marker to write Lily's Ink Pad by hand. I then used the Daisy Punch and the Daisy Delight Stamp set to create Prairie Purple Coneflowers. I stamped in Fresh Fig on Wisteria Wonder and then Fresh Fig on  Early Espresso. The Flowers were cut in half to get that signature coneflower look. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I did creating them!

Happy Stamping!


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