Happy Friday and thanks for visiting! This week for Fabulous Friday over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring projects that are inspired by the things we have pinned on Pinterest. I don't know about you, but I absolutely LOVE Pinterest! Are you following me? If not, you can find all of my boards here. Above is my card that I created using the Stampin' Up! stamp set World of Dreams along with the new In Color Watermelon Wonder ink and card stock as well as Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. It was a different twist on my usual sponged cards adding the water spots and I really like it... it just takes a while to let the drops dry so this is not a quick card (although it was easy!). Be sure to scroll down for step-by-step directions!!
Here is the pin that inspired my projects - these cards were created by Karen Dunbrook - you'll find the link here. Aren't they gorgeous?
I was playing around with this technique during lunch one day to see how I would like it but didn't have a current stamp set for the sentiment in my office stash. I like it in the blues (island indigo, pool party and soft sky), too. This card features an image from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and sentiment from the retired Four You stamp set.
When I attempted the water spots I used my aqua painter but found that I got one really big drop and didn't like the lack of control I had over the water spots. For my final project (below) I unscrewed the sprayer from my Stampin' Spritzer and dropped water droplets that way - as I needed more, I dipped the end back into the base to pick up more water. That is also why my spots are smaller on my final piece.
Here's one last look at my project this week. I hope you'll give this technique a try as it is very easy
1. Apply a small amount of 2-way glue or Tombow to the back of your whisper white CS and let dry to tacky then apply to grid paper (this makes lining up in the next step super easy).
2. Mask off your area to sponge using post-it notes or painters tape (I found it was best to cover all of the whisper white so you don't accidentally get ink on it while sponging). Start with your lightest color ink and sponge in a circular motion to add ink to the masked area. Add in one or two more colors, going darker toward the edges and corner.
3. Use StazOn ink to stamp a sentiment on the right side of your sponged areas.
4. Carefully remove your mask and add water droplets to the area (try not to go crazy, once you've added water you can't take away those spots) and set aside to dry completely (you can try this with an aqua painter, the stampin' spritzer or anything you have handy in your craft room). If you are in a hurry, you can use a heat tool to speed up the drying time,
5. Once dry, stamp on the left side with your image (can be done with Stazon or colored ink to match).
6. Add a mat and base card and you're done!
I hope you were inspired by my creation and will give this technique a try. For even more Pinspiration with our Stampin' Up! products, please be sure to hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog later this afternoon.
Products used with today's project include (if viewing this in email, please hop over to my blog to check it out):
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