Remember you early hoppers, we work out the kinks on Sunday evening my time, so if you run in to links that don't work, or incomplete posts, come back after midnight, US Central Time and it will be working just fine.
If this is your first time hopping with us, then I should tell you that we are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together every first and third Monday of the month to feature a single stamp set. We share lots of ideas for that set to get you excited and inspired :) You can check out the master blog roll on our home blog, and find all of our past hops, and all of the links will take you directly to the posts you are looking for!
If you are following along in order, then I am the second stop and you just arrived from Holly Stene's blog where she did amazing this with this set, I am sure!
Dies by Dave has a set of dies that coordinated with it, so I could make these amazingly detailed die cuts of the images!! I used 2 of the dies from that set on this card. I stamped the "world's greatest" and the tools image in Archival Black on Watercolor paper, used an Aqua-painter to color them with a touch of Tip Top Taupe, then die cut them. The rest just fell into place :)
See what I mean? I just took Pool Party and Pacific Point inkpads and some sponges, sponged onto some watercolor paper, then spritzed with some pearlized water (mix a little Perfect Pearls in some water in a little spray bottle). After letting the spritzed water sit for about a minute, I dabbed off the excess and dried with my heat tool. The anchor is another one of the dies in the set from Dies by Dave.
Ok, now let's go see what Kelly Kent has in store for us, I am sure it is fabulous Darling!
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