Friday, June 1, 2018

We Create Masculine Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 2018 We Create Masculine Blog Hop!!! My cards for the hop feature the Waterfront stamp set, and all FIVE of the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Call Me Clover.

This card is just one layer of Watercolor Paper, on top of a foldover base of Blueberry Bushel Card Stock. I ran a wet AquaPainter over the whole front of the Watercolor Paper to prime it, then I dipped the AquaPainter into some drops of Blueberry Bushel Reinker and dragged the color across. I rinsed out the brush (by squeezing water through it and dabbing onto a paper towel), then dipped the AquaPainter into the next color and dragged it across, etc...always making sure the brush was clean before adding the next color.

After the background was dry, I dropped some ripples in the water using a stamp with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad. I dropped in some trees using the Call Me Clover Ink Pad, stamping some full strength, and stamping others off once on my Grid Paper before stamping down on the card.

The greeting was stamped with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad, using different parts of sayings from the All Things Thanks stamp set (available in wood-mount & clear-mount). I generally get the wood-mount sets, but I got this one in clear-mount so I could cut the sayings apart and mount different pieces together on one block.

In the picture below, you can see the sun image I stamped. For this one, I actually stamped it while the background was still slightly damp. I mixed some of the Lovely Lipstick Reinker, and some of the Grapefruit Grove Reinker, and applied that color to the sun stamp with the AquaPainter Then I stamped it down.

Here's just one more look at the whole card...oh, I wanted to mention that I mixed some colors on that mountain stamp, too. I mixed the Blueberry Bushel Reinker with a bit of the Lovely Lipstick Reinker, and applied the purple-ish color to the stamp with the AquaPainter. I tried to dab off some of the excess moisture before stamping, so I wouldn't lose too much of the definition of the stamp. You might have to play with this to get the feel of how wet you want it, without making a mess. I made a nasty mess on my first try! Let me know how YOU do ;-)

Stampin' Supplies: Waterfront stamp set, Watercolor Paper, Aquapainter, Blueberry Bushel card stock, Blueberry Bushel ink pad & Reinker, Call Me Clover ink pad & Reinker, Pineapple Punch ink pad & Reinker, Grapefruit Grove ink pad & Reinker, Lovely Lipstick ink pad & Reinker, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock).

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  1. Cool card! It's crazy how fluorescent it looks. I can't wait to get these colors and try them out.

  2. Wow! Great way to use all the new In Colors, and very clever idea on the mountain! :)

  3. Those colors are so vibrant. Very eye catching

  4. Simply stunning card design. Love the way these colors work together. :)

  5. WOW Kimberley, This card is just sooo STUNNING!!!
    I do love the colour variation in our new InColors.
    Thanks for telling me about this blog hop, I am so excited to be part of it <3
    Cheers Shaz

  6. What a great way to use the new InColors!!! I LOVE this set, and I've bought this set, and I still haven't inked it yet!!! Thanks for the inspiration!


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