This will be a super quick post today. I took a couple of days off this week and now I have several other projects on my agenda for this week still, so I'll try to keep it short and sweet.
This week on the Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink, Melissa Phillips did a technique featuring spritzing stamps. This technique really requires at least a two step stamp set and I used one that has been on my desk a lot lately, Friendly Flowers. I've done this technique before so I knew a lot of what to expect as far as the behavior of my inks when spritzed. My spray bottle happens to have a very fine mist sprayer which I think makes for smoother and more predictable results. I also used watercolor paper which helps the water move although in my case, it didn't move too much because my mist was superfine. Mostly it only softens the hard lines of the stamps. If you used more water, it would feel a lot looser and more like watercolor.
I combined two of the stamps from Friendly Flowers for the blooms and only one layer of the leaves. The Blooms are stamped in Lovely Lady and Hibiscus Burst. I tried a 2nd layer of the leaves (stamped in New Leaf) on another card but I didn't like the look. For this card, I stamped the base bloom then the dotted petals on top of that. For my third layer, I stamped the dotty petals again with Versamark and heat embossed them with WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter.
Hibiscus Burst Ink Cube direct to paper, I colored the sentiment. When that was dry, I inked it up with Boss Gloss Liquid Embossing Ink from Stampendous and sprinkled it with the same WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter.
I cut the stamped panel down with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered it to a Noted A2 Card Base cut from Hibiscus Burst Card Stock. If I hadn't done this technique before, the card would have taken me a lot longer just to learn and understand how the inks work when combined with water. It was a quick card to make although I must admit, it really isn't my usual style.
I'll be back soon with another project or two. Thanks so much for stopping by!