Creating Kindness Blog Hop – Friendship. Welcome to this great blog hop, I am still slightly stunned to have been invited to join this group of amazing crafters every month. Today our Guest Designer is the amazing Linda van Wely, I can’t wait to see her project (just follow the hop to see all of the projects).
My project for today is another really subtle one (OK, I’m kidding, you will need your sunglasses!). Because our theme is Friendship I decided to look for a sentiment I liked before I designed the project. It didn’t take me long to find ‘Our Friendship is Timeless’ in Timeless Tropical, so I decided to use the full stamp set.
I have no idea why I decided I was going to go ‘bright’ again today, but Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green seemed to call me. So I didn’t really want to add any dark colours and I only wanted white to be the main feature for the sentiment. This meant that I was going to have to be a little inventive with my image stamping. I have been enjoying using Shimmery White Card for a few days, so decided I would watercolour my florals.
The Design Process
It was time for a little experimentation with colour and stamping. I tried colour ‘smooshing’ (making a wash of colour on a slick surface and picking it up with the card) but did not like the stamping on top. Instead I decided to use heat embossing, but wanted it to be in Magenta Madness. How? Simple with the Stamparatus, by stamping in Magenta Madness first, then with Versamark and Clear Embossing over that. Doing the Heat embossing first meant that I had more control over adding the colour, simply because I could add the colour AFTER the embossing, using a Water Painter. I used a mix of Magenta Madness, Calypso Coral and Mango Melody to get the effect I was after.
The background is Granny Apple Green embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders. I added a little Whisper White Craft Ink with a Sponge Dauber to bring the pattern out a little. This was layered over some Magenta Madness Designer Series Paper from the InColor pack, I just cut strips to layer under the 2 edges of the embossed card (great way to make your paper go further. Everything is on a Thick Whisper White base.
I already mentioned that I wanted the sentiment to be in white, so heat embossed it on Magenta Madness with White Stampin’ Embossing Powder. Rather than keep the sentiment as a solid strip, I fussy cut around the words and added a very narrow strip of the edge of a sheet of Dimensionals. The finishing touch is a splattering (well 3) of InColor Enamel Dots in Magenta Madness.
Video Tutorial Time
Continue the Hop:
- Linda van Wely – Guest Designer – Netherlands
- Marcy Denning – Canada
- Lou Kitzelman – Australia
- Paula Dobson – New Zealand
- Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
- Jay Soriano – UK
- Sara Levin – USA
- Liz Yuille – UK – YOU ARE HERE!
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