Add water and tada! Gorgeous!
I absolutely love the sentiments and images in the Picture Perfect stamp set! It is a technique stamp set-- you are supposed to do two or three step stamping with different colors to layer the images! Now, I will say that I don't find it to be that forgiving of a technique-- if you don't line it up just so it doesn't look at that great to me... But....
Add water and tada! Gorgeous!
My daughter loved making this hummingbird. Basically you stamp the image (I used Lost Lagoon, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder) and then use a spritzer to spray the wings out with water... All on watercolor paper, of course.
Now the flower took a bit more playing around... But I ended up liking Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Watermelon Wonder. And my pattern was to spritz the first layer on your stamp before you stamp it on the paper, then stamp the next two layers.
Add a few flicks of Watermelon Wonder and some Wink of Stella Clear and you have a gorgeous flower!
The final image from this stamp set was the starfish and I just heat embossed the "darker" of the two stamps with gold and then once that cooled off I spritzed the paper and did a wash of Lost Lagoon on the watercolor paper. Nice right? And our new black archival ink stamped clean on the watercolor paper for the sentiment. Plus, this ribbon is luscious!
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Welcome back to blog hop for Stampin' Friends in 2016! Hopefully, you just arrived from Elizabeth's blog-- isn't she terrific? Make sure that you keep hopping on over to Cheryl's blog- I can't wait to see what she has designed for this month's theme! Plus, keep reading for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty goodies!
This month we have several guest blog hoppers. Make sure to check them out too!
Cheryl Hillen Piotrowski
We were challenged to create a card and project that was spring themed or pastel colored. This is very difficult for me as I don't really do pastel colors often but I had a terrific occasion to create for-- a surprise baby shower for our front desk graduate assistant!
So, I did some recon work and found out that she was inspired by this wallpaper from Anthropologie called Watercolor Flora! It's very expensive but I thought those flowers look similar to some of the DSP we have... She also wanted touches of gold, pink, and teal.
So I started with this card that used many elements from our February Paper Pumpkin kit "Hello Sunshine" and the Botanical Blooms framelit set! You can get a refill of that kit for only $8 if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and trust me-- it's a great deal! The nine card bases are gorgeous and all the stickers and sequins really make it worth it!
Below is the sweet wall decor item that I worked on for Baby Zora for several weeks! I love our Birthday Bouquet DSP and thought it made the perfect background for this frame. I painted the frame teal and the dry brushed on some gold-- okay-- lots of gold!
This emboss resist watercolors flower looks gorgeous-- right??? I love the way that Watermelon Wonder and Melon Mambo washed together so well! And I used a layer of gold vellum foil to soften this section...
So where are you on the hop? Here is the list of all the Stampin' Friends blog hoppers, including our guest hoppers!
1. Melissa Thomas- you are here!
3. Steph Jandrow
4. Kathie Rotti
5. Barbara Welch
6. Charlene Luks
7. Carolina Evans
8. Leanne Johnson
9. Lynn Streifert
10. Kirsteen Gill
11. Elizabeth Jeanne
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And as always...
I am so thankful to be part of Kylie's blog highlight this month! Kylie (and her husband Bruno) are both amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators and designers from Australia. Kylie runs a very fun blog highlight where people can VOTE on their favorite designs. If I am part of the top TEN I will be announced on her blog and the top FIVE will be featured on a future international blog hop!
Please help me win by voting at her site by March 16th!!! You can vote for FIVE different cards... Hopefully, mine is one.
This month's theme is "Thank You" and I hope that featuring the stamp set Picture Perfect and some watercoloring will make this an award winning design!
Everyone is knows my style knows that I like clean and simple but with a little flair-- in this case, gold embossing. And I love "technique" cards-- this one features emboss resist watercoloring.
If you want to learn how to make this card (or others just as pretty) come to one of my classes or book your own class!
As always, happy crafting,
I do love Paper Pumpkin! I have loved it since it first came out and have been subscribing for three years-- even when I didn't love some months in the beginning I have stuck with it because I believe in Stampin' Up! and their products-- I knew it would improve and it really has!
Each month you get the stamps, ink, and paper goods needed to make the projects-- usually 8 to 9 cards but sometimes home decor, goodie bags, etc! What I do a few things for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers:
-private Facebook group
-Pinterest board just for Paper Pumpkin
-add-on project every month
-first month of subscribing they get a special box to store stamps and four finished cards
Below is a picture of the craziness of prepping this month's add-on project!
Do remember that cute little bag from my blog hop last month? I wanted to replicate that cute little bag for my customers so here it is!!!!
This little bag is EASY!
Step 1: Take a 6 inch by 4 inch piece of paper and score on the short side at 1 inch. On the long side score at 1 3/4 inch, 2 3/4 inch, 4 1/2 inch, and 5 1/2 inches.
Step 2: Layout the piece like below. Cut the smallest portion out of the lower left hand side.
Step 3: Cut slits up to the 1 inch fold line for the other three folds. Cut away on each side of a slit to make the bag go together easier.
Step 4: Tape runner the smallest edge on the left and fold it together left to right.
Step 5: Tape runner one bottom large flap on the opposite side and fold the bottom up.
Step 6: Squish the sides of the box to make a bag, attach tag, & punch through for ribbon.
Now, for this cute bag you need to have a small set of stacked letters. Many of the stamps in this set come in a long line-- but you can just use a pair of sharp scissors to cut between the words and then stack them yourself!
Would you like to see what I made from this month's Paper Pumpkin? I added some gorgeous flowers that will make one special lady so happy- this card matches the theme she selected for her baby girl's nursery!
I hope you liked this sneak peek into Paper Pumpkin, my monthly process, and one of the ways that I use Paper Pumpkin to meet my crafting needs! I love a surprise!
BUT act now for a three month pre-paid subscription and you can earn a free Sale-a-bration item!!!! But only until March 31st!
Wife, mom, University lecturer, and Zumba instructor who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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