The .1%

No, this isn’t a political post! When I started my blog, I promised to keep it 99.9% Stampin’ Up! products. This post is the .1%. My friend Liz showed me a very cool technique, and she loaned me several stamps that are perfect for it.  I don’t have a lot of Stampin’ Up! stamps that will work.  They’re in the catalog, but I don’t have them…yet.  So here’s a card I made using one of the stamps Liz loaned me.  This is my favorite card I made with the technique, because I love the color combination.

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Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Delicate Doilies; Ink:  VersaMark; Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral, Old Olive classic; Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive card stock; Other:  Clear embossing powder, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Fancy Flower punch, 1″ circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Aqua Painter, paper piercing tool, mat pack, In Color designer brads, stampin’ dimensionals; background stamp (non SU)

This is so easy.  Just emboss the background image with clear powder.  Then color the areas that aren’t embossed with whatever you like to watercolor with.  I used ink pads and an aqua painter.  When you’re finished, just buff the embossed area with a paper towel to remove any extra ink.  Then finish your project.

For the turquoise flower, I punched a fancy flower, then peeled the card stock apart to form two thin flowers.  I stamped a doily image in turquoise on each one, then watercolored it a little to smear the ink.  Easy!

I love the coral and turquoise colors.  It’s very fresh and springy.  I’m working on a 3-D project right now that uses mostly darker colors, so this one is like a spring morning.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to The .1%

  1. Linda says:

    LOVE the Coral and Turquoise together!


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks! I do too. It was kind of a “fluke” that I picked them, but I love the look.


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