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 hopping along in order, then you just arrived from Mike Funke's wonderful blog!
My first card was actually one of my swaps for convention. Not a last minute project for the hop, but it was definitely a multi-tasking project, lol! This is meant to be a sympathy card, and it has some watercolor techniques going on. I started out with a 3¾" x 5" piece of watercolor paper, sponged Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe in a roughly triangular blob with the flat, wide end on the left and the point of the right- if that makes sense, lol. Then I spatter water onto the paper with a large wet watercolor paintbrush. Let the water sit for a few seconds, then absorb with a clean, dry clothe. Repeat as needed to get the look you want. I created a mask for the foliage stamp so I could stamp once, then mask that image, and stamp two more times, without re-inking, above and below the masked image. There are a whole bunch of tiny pearls on the foliage too. Ann Schach must be rubbing off on me, and who wouldn't love that?!
That's all I did for this hop, hope it was inspiring!
Now it's time to head on over to Linda Callahan's blog where I am sure she will delight you with her creativity :)
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