Sunday, September 10, 2017
This weekend, as I was watching the Hurricane Irma coverage on the Weather Channel and praying for Florida as well as the surrounding areas, I had a chance to play around in my stamping studio to create a few fun inky backgrounds.
I decided to turn this rainbow colored background into a quick Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media card for the CASology #265 "Education" Challenge as well as the TimeOut #91 CASEing Beverly Brown Challenge (I was inspired by the rainbow colors) and the Simon Says Wednesday “Stamp It”Challenge.
I love the sentiment on this stamp and think it would be great for someone returning to college or trying something new in their life, don't you?
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, wonderful inspiration from all!
1). On a craft mat, swipe Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, lightly spritz with water, lay a piece of watercolor paper onto the ink, shift a bit and lift up. Add a bit more color as needed and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Add a bit of metallic color with Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Metallic Blueberry, Bubblegum and Gold Champagne. Rub onto areas of the panel, smooth with your finger and sprtiz with water to allow the color to run. Dry with the heat tool and add a few more splashes of water to finish off the panel.
3). Once the panel is thoroughly dried, de-static with an Embossing Buddy®, ink the New Dream Plain Jane image (closeout at Verve Stamps but image also available in the current Words of Wisdom stamp set) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto the panel. Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with a stitched rectangle die).
4). Trim a piece of white cardstock for the background to 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card front.
5). Add the sentiment panel with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: New Dream Plain Jane or Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Inks- Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade; Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Metallic Blueberry, Bubblegum, Gold Champagne
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!), Canson™ Watercolor
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Stitched Rectangle STAX Die (My Favorite Things™), Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a safe week! I will continue to pray for all of you in Irma’s path as well as those affected by Harvey as well as all of the wildfires in California and the West Coast- hugs and God Bless!