It’s time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop. We are focusing on the 2014-2016 In-Colors that are retiring this year for this blob hop. And, one of our projects will be CASEing a friend (how fun is that!)
I’m sad to say good-bye to some beautiful colors, so all three of my projects feature them. I’m going to order a stash of paper and ink of these colors while I can still get them!
About the Blog Hop: This is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.
If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Buffy Cooper’s blog. I love her work!
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I originally was not going to order the Sunburst bundle. I felt I couldn’t be creative or think outside the box with this set. Then I started seeing some fabulous cards made with the Sunburst Sayings and the Sunburst Thinlits Die. I have to laugh at myself after thinking such, because this card definitely did not require me to think outside the box. But, I love the look of it with the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss and rich Hello Honey colors.
I have plans to use this bundle on a scrapbook page soon, and have ideas floating around in my head for other cards.
I have to say I love, love, love the Birthday Blooms set. The large flower is beautiful when simply stamped without adding ink to the inside of it. I think it is stunning when color is added.
For this card I used the floating re-inker technique to add color to the flower. To make areas darker I just added more Lost Lagoon ink to the image by lightly touching my brush to the water to pull the ink to the paper. The leaves are watercolored with Mossy Meadow, even the lighter colored leaves. For the center of the flower I used a Tangelo Twist marker once the image had dried.
Floating Re-Inker Technique
For those of you who have never tried this technique it is quiet simple.
- You stamp your image on watercolor paper with VersaMark and then sprinkle embossing powder on and heat it.
- Spritz the watercolor paper with a generous amount of water. I usually use a paper towel to soak up excess amounts around the outside of the image so the color does not bleed outside the image.
- Using a paint brush or aqua painter, pick up ink and lightly touch the puddled water with the tip of the brush. The ink will quickly disperse in the water.
- Continue applying ink to cover the image and until you achieve the look you want.
- If you seem to have too much water on the paper once you are done you can dip the paper towel in the water to pull some off.
- Let dry before adhering to your card.
CASing A Friend!
I had a lot of fun looking through Piscilla Ivler’ blog, Stampin’ Amigos. She had so many cards I wanted to CASE and then I came across this card that she had shared on one of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hops in October of 2015.
I loved the striped wallpaper, wainscotting and of course the lacy ruffle across the window. I knew I had found “the card”!
I have all the basics of this card, the wallpaper, wainscotting and the ruffle – did I say I love that ruffle?
I put my spin on the card by making it a Pop-out Swing card.
I used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to add the brick look to the inside of the card by inking the folder, then closed it and rubbed the ink onto the paper.
Two retiring sets were used on this card, Serene Silhouettes and Happy Home. The striped wallpaper was made using the Brushstrokes stamp inked with Lost Lagoon.
Thank you Priscilla for the inspiration!
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Your next stop is with fellow Oregonian Jean Fitch. Jean has a heart for sharing and is a talented artist. I know you will be inspired after you see what she has created.
Thank you for joining me for the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.