Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Splash of Faith, Hope, and Joy

Have you ever sat down to craft, and just wanted to play?  Just make a mess, and have fun with it - just like you did as a kid?  That's exactly what I wanted to do when I made today's card - and it was a blast!

This fun watercolor background makes a beautiful backdrop to the gold embossing.  This fun mixed media style card is easy to create.  Using Fun Stampers Journey Splashes, Silks, Hope Anchors Stamp Set, and Vintage Notes Background Stamp.

I started out with my background.  The trick to this background is to start with a VERY wet Color Splash sheet. I wet my paper, and then used my blending brush to pick up Color Splash and run that along two-thirds of the top right of the paper.  Squeeze out more water as necessary to keep the color moving.  Occasionally, you will need to daub at the bottom of the sheet, to keep the color from pooling when it reaches the bottom edge.  Start with the lightest color first, and work up to the darkest.

It does take time for this background to dry, but you can gently coax it along with a heat gun, if you'd rather not wait for it to dry naturally.  Once dry, I inked the corner of the Vintage Notes stamp with clear embossing ink, and then stamped, and coated the image with Gold Embossing powder.  I used a dry brush to rough the edge of the image, before heat setting it.  I added a vellum circle with a heat embossed sentiment, then flicked Gold, and Cool Pool, Silks over the card front.  I matted the Color Splash Sheet on Blue Lagoon Card Stock, and then attached that to a white card base.  Fashion Gold dots scattered across the front add a little more dimension and interest. 

This fun watercolor background makes a beautiful backdrop to the gold embossing.  This fun mixed media style card is easy to create.  Using Fun Stampers Journey Splashes, Silks, Hope Anchors Stamp Set, and Vintage Notes Background Stamp.

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Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: Hope Anchors SS-0546, Vintage Notes Background Stamp SS-0303

Inks: Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102, Journey Gold Embossing Powder IP-010, Gold Silk IP-0096, Cool Pool Silk IP-0105, Lemon Grass Color Splash IP-0078, Cool Pool Color Splash IP-0076, Blue Lagoon Color Splash IP-0084

Papers: Whip Cream 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0040, Blue Lagoon 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0004, Journey Vellum PP-0044, Color Splash JM-0076

Embellishments: Fashion Gold AC-0292

Tools: Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039, Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090,  Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039, Crease Tool TO-0040, Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063, Journey Blending Brush - Large TO-0099

Adhesives: .White Liner AD-0001, Journey Craft Glue AD-0111

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