Hello! Our Paper Adventures team is back in 2019 – bigger and better than ever!!! We’re welcoming one of our new teamies – Lisa Whitehead – as part of this blog hop, and also our guest designer for January – Leonie Schroder.
The theme tonight is ‘water’. I can’t wait to see what the team creates with this diverse theme – there are so many options!
I flip-flopped on ideas for this blog hop for ages! Watercolouring? Beach theme? My favourite water beverage of choice – hot tea?
I ended up deciding to get one of my new stamp sets inky and use the water reflection technique.
How beautiful are the horses from the Let It Ride stamp set?
It’s so rare for Stampin’ Up! to bring out a stamp set with horses, I knew this one needed to be part of my collection to keep forever. With 2 Little Miss Papercrafts in the house, I’m sure we’ll be making cards for horse loving friends for years to come!
For each card, I stamped the horse / tree image on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Without reinking, I stamped the image again onto a piece of Window Sheet (acetate) and pressed that ink side down to create a reflection.
The images were colouring using Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party & Balmy Blue. The two tones of each blend colour and the way they literally blend into each other made it easy to create a realistic ‘painting’.
Once all the colouring was completed, I cut it out using a Stitched Rectangle Framelit and then mounted each one using a combination of Granite Gray & Sahara Sand cardstock – each with different embossing (Simple Stripes & Tin Tile). A bit of linen thread & new Whisper White flax ribbon to finish.
Everything you need to make a card like this can be found in my online. Click here to browse or see the product list at the end of this post for individual products.
From here, it’s off to Facebook to visit Anne Barker and her water themed project.
See you for another team hop in February!