I used the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop. We’ve got a color challenge to play along with this week and this is what I created:
I saw Sandi’s card for our sketch challenge last week and loved it, so I did my own take on it with the colors this week. Here are the colors that we’re playing along with:
I started by stamping the image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I sprinkled the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.
To create the watery background, I wet the entire panel of watercolor paper with my Aqua Painter and just water. Then I added a little Blushing Bride ink and I moved the ink around with my Aqua Painter until I got the look that I wanted, adding more ink as I needed it.
I used my Real Red and Soft Suede ink pads to add color to the flower and leaf images, then I used the level 1 setting on my Heat Tool to quickly dry the panel (not required, but it does speed up the drying process a lot). I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in Soft Suede ink on the panel, then adhered it to a panel of Soft Suede card stock with Fast Fuse Adhesive and to a Real Red card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I added a single enamel glitter dot from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit to finish the card front.
I stamped the Birthday Blooms image in Real Red ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.
Hope that those of you celebrating tonight have a safe and happy new year’s eve…see you all in 2016!! 🙂
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Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Sandi MacIver
- Amy Koenders – You Are Here
- Shelagh Freemantle
- Mary Deatherage
- Jari Francis
- Kristi Gray
- Heather Wright-Porto
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Watecolor Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
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Absolutely stunning card Amy, turned out lovely. Wishing you all a very Happy New Years down there
Thanks so much Sandi! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Beautiful water coloring, Amy! I love the way you did the background, and the flower image is stunning!
Thanks Jari! 🙂
This is beautiful!
Thanks so much Nicole! 🙂
Wonderful. Beautiful. Love it all, Amy! Happy New Years. 🙂
Thanks Mary! Happy New Year to you too!
Your card colors and water coloring are so soft and beautiful, Amy! You’ve come a long way in your coloring! ; ) Love the embossing when water coloring, especially when there are lots of sections on the image like these flowers! Gorgeousness~
Happy New Year to you, Amy!
Thanks so much Roberta! It’s taken me awhile (and a lot of practice!), watercoloring is so much fun!! 🙂
The watercoloring looks awesome, Love how the card looks. Happy New Year!
Thanks Amy! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Another beautiful card Amy, love the watercolor on your flower. i used this stamp set for next weeks blog, I think it is going to be a favorite. Great job.
Thanks Kristi! I love this stamp set, can’t wait to see your project next week! 🙂
Beautiful card Amy! I love your watercoloring and the clean layout.
Thanks so much Dana! 🙂
Such a gorgeous card…the flower is colored just right! Such a clean and subtle design. Happy New Years to you and yours!!!
Thanks Shelagh! Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Very nice! Love the watercoloring!!!!
Thanks Heather! 🙂