My share for today’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop goes out to a very special person. I decided to use the Remarkable You stamp set because she is truly Remarkable! Sandi, the original Happy Stamper, is having surgery today and we all want her to know how special she is and that we miss her. She has been absent from the hop for a few weeks and we patiently await her return and wish her a speedy recovery.
Here is our color challenge:
Remarkable You is the perfect stamp set for trying out water coloring!
We have had such beautiful weather in Georgia the last few days, that I wanted to try photographing my card outside. I love the outdoor effect with the calla lilies. As a little girl growing up in Florida, I remember these beautiful flowers growing wild out in the pastures and how much I loved them!
The Old Olive card base is stamped first with the leaf stamp from Remarkable You with Old Olive ink. I used the stamping off technique. This is where you stamp first on a scrap of paper and then stamp onto your card without re-inking. It gives a softer effect. The calla lilies and the sentiment were stamped onto a panel of Water color paper with Versa Mark ink, then heat embossed with Black embossing powder. I then used my Aqua Painter to “paint” the center of the flower with Hello Honey ink and a little Tangelo Twist for the stamen. The stems were done in Old Olive ink. The water colored panel was then adhered to a panel of Basic Black with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. A strand of Old Olive Baker’s twine was then wrapped around the art panel 3 times and finished with a bow. This panel was then popped onto the Old Olive base with dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I chose a sentiment and butterfly from the Best Thoughts stamp set.
The sentiment and butterfly were stamped with Basic Black Archival ink, then the butterfly colored in with my Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Marker.
Card stock cuts will be at the end of the post, but now, it is time to head over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation for today. Just click on the forward arrow and you’ll be taken right over to her blog. In case you get lost along the way, a list of the Happy Stampers sharing today is listed below. Don’t forget to leave a comment, we love hearing from you!
Jari Francis ( you are here)
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Card stock cuts for my card in inches:
Old Olive base is 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2
Basic Black frame for art piece is 3 3/4 x 5
Watercolor paper is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
Very Vanilla panel for inside is 4 x 5 1/4
Thanks again for stopping by today. I hope you had fun hopping around to all of the fabulous stampers in our Happy Stampers group. Hope to see you next time….