Happy Friday peeps! For a 4 day week it sure seemed like 5! It was a gorgeous day here yesterday, sunny and cool. Work was busy, lots of last minute stuff to get done. I came home after work and yes, crafted for a little while. I also had some time to relax and just watch some TV. I have no big plans for the weekend, that’s good. I would like to try to go into the city at some point but I’m not sure if that will happen. I have a big milestone coming up on the blog on Monday, more details to follow!
I haven’t played along with the Just Add Ink challenge in a while so I went over to the blog to see what this week’s challenge was. It’s just add watercolor, sounds good to me!
I decided on a simple collage style card and I got to use one of my favorite little birds again! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Pool Party that I embossed using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Texture Boutique. They have had some issues with the Texture Boutique, it doesn’t emboss as deeply as it should. They are going to be sending out new plates to use with it stating in June. I find that the subtle embossing is sometimes neat so that’s what I did here. I stamped the Off the Grid Stamp in Versa-Mark on Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My Aqua Painter and some Crisp Cantaloupe Ink provide the color. I then used my Paper Snips to cut out the stamped image and some Fast Fix Adhesive holds it to the card. Yes, I think I have lost it, fussy cutting the Off the Grid Stamp, but I really like the way it looks! Three hexagon cut out from Coastal Cabana with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The little bird is from the Nature’s Hello Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede and cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits. Stampin’ Dimensionals hold him in place too. A few sequins scattered around finish the card. I love the mix of colors and the simple eclectic feel of the card and hope that you do too! Many thanks for your visiting with me today to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. Have an amazing Friday my friends! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana
Specialty Paper: Watercolor
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stamp Sets: Nature’s Hello (Host(ess)) Clear Mount and Off the Grid Wood Mount
Thinlit: Hexagon Hive
Framelits: Backyard Basics
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain
Tools: Big Shot, Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Fast Fix Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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