Friday, 15 September 2017

Tri-City Stampers Fall Blog Hop!

Welcome friends to the Tri-City Stampers monthly blog hop!  I'm not excited to see summer go, but, truth be known, I LOVE the fall.  I was out for a country drive yesterday and saw leaves turning to gorgeous fall colours.  Amazing!

Our blog hop this month showcases FALL - yay!  I was so inspired by my country drive yesterday, I decided to feature leaves on my card.  What a mix in this card - rustic, textures and a bit of bling.

I started with a Basic Black base and layer.  The layer was embossed using my Petal Burst TIEF.  Before adhering the layer, I attached Burlap Ribbon with glue dots.  Then using one of my Stitched Shape Framelits, I die cut the square in Copper Foil Sheet paper, which I then popped up with Dimensionals. Next, I stamped the leaf from the Colourful Seasons Bundle onto Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green, using Early Espresso ink.

This lovely sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage set.  Using Early Espresso ink, I stamped the sentiment onto Wood Textures DSP, then die cut the circle with my Stitched Shape Framelits. 

Each of the leaves are popped up using Dimensionals. Depth and texture - love!

I'm lovin' the  Wood Textures DSP, thus here it is on the inside of the card.  The sentiment and leaves, both from the Colourful Seasons Bundle, are stamped in Early Espresso.

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Friday, 1 September 2017

Remarkable You - Stampin' Up!

Happy Friday, happy first day of September and happy long weekend!  That's a whole lot of happy! I'm lovin' the crispness in the air, but it sure would be nice to see a few more warm days!  One can hope. 😊

Stampin' Up! hit it out of the park with the gorgeous floral images in the Remarkable You set.  My card today features one of the images, plus a sentiment in that set.  

The artist in me has been itching to play with watercolour paper, and I finally sat down with my inks and Aqua painter.  I don't need a crystal ball to show me the future on this technique - I've already made a few more watercolour backgrounds!

I used are Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay inks. I think they look great together. My next order will include Island Indigo, which is what I used for the card base.  Gosh, I can't believe I don't have a re-inker in one of my fave colours!.  

My concern with using Basic Black ink was that it would be 'harsh' against such a soft background, but those concerns quickly disappeared once I stamped the image - love the contrast!
For a water droplet look, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots. Pretty!

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I have a few trial and errors with the above technique.  My tip - when you experiment with inks and watercolour paper, if you aren't happy with the result, wait for the paper today, then experiment more using the other side of the paper. 

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In Gratitude

Family is everything to me.  We don't always agree, and that's okay.  We're always there for each other, we celebrate, laugh and cry together.  I'm so grateful for my family ♥

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