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 around in order, then you just arrived from Rochelle Blok's blog. Isn't she amazing?!
I stamped these circles in a slightly random pattern on watercolor paper with Archival Black ink, then I used an Aquapainter and ink squeezed out of the pads into the lid to color them. While they were still wet, I dabbed the centers of the circles to make them lighter, and I may have added more color to the outer edge of a few of them with the Aqua-painter too. I just happened to have some vellum strips already embossed with the Happy Birthday greeting on my desk, and it worked perfectly! Just stitched it right on there!
Ok, time to float on over to Linda Callahan's blog where she will amaze and delight us all!