Today was a "play day." I wanted to experiment with different techniques and ideas I saw over the weekend. Here are a few…
Stamp sets: Fresh Cuts, Silhouette Sentiments; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive stampin' write markers; Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, More Mustard classic; Daffodil Delight classic ink refills; Jet Black StazOn ink refill; Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Epsresso, Very Vanilla card stock; watercolor paper; Other: Big Shot, Little Leaves sizzlet, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, triple layer punch – doily, 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch, paper daisies, buttons, basic pearls, scallop trim border punch, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots
My friend, Debbie Martin in Illinois, reminded me of this idea. You ink a stamp, then stamp on watercolor paper that you've misted with water. It makes a very soft, pretty background. I used the Fresh Cuts background stamp and inked it with Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive. One of the nice things about this technique is since everything is blurry, you can stamp a smaller stamp several times and no one sees the line where you start over (unless you know it's there and are looking for it!).
I colored the daisies with Daffodil delight refill. Another friend, Kath Ricks, mixes alcohol instead of water with ink refills to color ribbon and other accessories. I think the color is much more vibrant with the alcohol, and I had a blast dying things today. (It's not jaundice, it's ink refill!)
The daisy centers are black buttons covered with basic pearls. After I added the pearls to the buttons, I used a Q-tip to paint them with StazOn refill. (Got that idea from demonstrator Connie Collins, who is an Stampin' Up!® Artisan Award winner this year!)
Here's another "Daffodil Daisy" card for you –
Stamp set: Fresh Cuts; Ink: Versamark, Old Olive classic, Daffodil Delight classic ink refill; Paper: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango card stock; Sunny Garden designer series paper; Other: paper daisies, Tangerine Tango embossing powder, modern label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, paper piercing tool, mat pack, heat tool, brads – neutrals, brights, stampin' dimensionals, embossing buddy
The idea to stamp and emboss on the paper daisies came from a stamping magazine. I dyed my daisies first, and if you do that, be sure they're very dry before you dump on any embossing powder. Otherwise, the powder will stick everywhere.
I really like the look of the yellow flowers, don't you? It's like a little sunshine on a card. Lately, if we see the sun shining here, we have to run outside right away to do whatever we need dry weather to do, because it may start raining again in an hour or so!
I'll have some more experiments for you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by.