Saturday, February 23, 2013

Two New Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week!!  Splitcoaststampers has a new challenge- Mix-Ability Challenge and this week’s MIX4 is “Water Are You Doing?”- the goal is to create a project using water and allowing the color to flow.   I decided to give this technique a try with the bright NAC#34 Nacho Average Challenge colors (another new challenge blog for me :-)).

Again, if you have a chance, check out both sites for loads of inspiration!

To create this card:

Use a spray bottle to spritz water onto the Whisper White cardstock and add a few drops of Marina Mist Classic Ink reinker onto the wet areas.  Spritz the ink with more water, lift the paper a bit to let the ink run and dry with the Heat Tool. 

Ink the floral stamp using Real Red Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly over the background.  Lightly spritz water over the images and again, lift the paper to allow the ink to run, heat with the Heat Tool to dry.

Repeat stamping the flowers again and this time do not spritz with the water.

Use a Stampin’ Write Daffodil Delight Marker to color some of the petals yellow.  Trim the panel to size, mount onto Whisper White and trim close to the edge.  

Stamp the sentiment using Real Red Classic Ink onto Whisper White, punch out with the Small Oval Punch, adhere to the main panel and add the 5/8” Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon bow.
Closeup of watercolor effect 
Mount the entire focal panel onto the Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Add the Daffodil Delight butterflies and  Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness, Short & Sweet

Ink:  Marina Mist, Real Red, Stampin’ Write Marker- Daffodil Delight

Paper: Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Stack - Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Water, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Small Oval Punch (retired version), Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you like my watercolor attempt- have a great weekend!  


Rose said...

Julie, this is an awesome card and the technique is new to me so thank you so much for sharing it! I will be trying this one! Great way to play in the challenge-

Sharon said...

Julie, what a great technique. and a beautiful card!
thank you for playing along with us @ NAC

Tammy Fite said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Anne Hayward said...

Congrats on being our Top Nacho. Great technique, beautiful card!

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