Saturday, June 18, 2016

Life is Better....With Ice Cream :-)

Hi Friends!! 

I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far!!  Today it is my turn to highlight a card on the Artistic Outpost blog and I wanted to share this fun Mixed Media card with you here as well :-)

This card was designed using four of the Artistic Outpost 2016 Spring Release stamps sets from Our Daily Bread Designs- Ice Cream Shoppe, Bottle Caps Background, Harvest and Grunge Elements along with a fun watercolor technique for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability MIX175 “Watercolor Lifting” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

If you have not had a chance to visit us at the Artistic Outpost blog yet, I hope you will do so- inspiration is posted several days a week by my DT Sisters and they are all so talented!

To create a card:

Using watercolor paper, apply Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry- spritz with water and mix the colors.

Dry with the Heat Tool and apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, dilute with water, dry with the Heat Tool and once dry, repeat the process with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons- Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.

Once the panel is dry, de-static the paper with an Embossing Buddy®, ink the Bottle Caps Background stamp using Versamark™ Ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Once the embossing is dry, use a damp paper towel to left the watercolor from the background.

Cut the panel with the Big Shot™ with the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Double Stitched Rectangle Die.

Trim a piece of Basic Black cardstock a bit larger than the die cut background, mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base and mount the watercolor background panel using dimensional foam.

Ink the images from Harvest and Ice Cream Shoppe along with the Ice Cream Shoppe sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink.

Color the Harvest and Ice Cream Shoppe images with Stampin’ Write Markers- Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe along with Flirty Flamingo using an AquaPaiinter™ to blend the colors and apply Clear Wink of Stella® to the ice cream images.

Use a clear envelope and scribble Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum markers, spritz the ink, cover with another portion of the clear envelope to mix the ink and randomly press portions of the sentiment into the ink. 

Ink the splatter stamp from Grunge Elements with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker, stamp onto the sentiment, die cut with ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Fussy-cut the remaining images, mount the fussy cut images along with the sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock, fussy-cut a thin border around all of the images.

Add a looped piece of Silver Cord to the card front and mount the Ice Cream Shoppe images as well as the sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I had fun with this Watercolor Lifting Technique and will have to play with this technique again soon :-)

Bottle Caps 

Ink: Versamark™, Stāz-On® Jet Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate;  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Distress Crayons; Clear Wink of Stella®
Grunge Elements

Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, Basic Black, Extra Thick Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot™, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clear Envelope, Water Spritzer Bottle, Silver Cord

I hope this card may have inspired you to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps and create a project of your own.  

If so, don’t forget to come play along with the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs to all of you, my friends!  Now, I'm off to eat some ice cream (low fat, of course, but so delicious) :-)

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