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Fancy Friday - Just Because

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Jeanna's blog, and I'm sure she her project was very inspiring!


This month we have a "Just Because" challenge. What a freeing challenge! We could use anything we wanted just because we liked it, just because we needed a challenge or just because we needed to make a certain type of card. I have a simple note card set featuring several different ways to add color to your cards using ink. I also made custom matching envelopes for my cards. All the card bases are the white note cards.


For the first card, I painted a watercolor wash for the background using my Aqua Brush and my Old Olive ink pad. I stamped the plant from Oh So Succulent and the container using the solid image from the Mixed Drinks set. These make great containers for the succulent plants! These were both stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed in gold. The sentiment is also from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. It was stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed in gold onto Basic Black cardstock. The coordinating envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board and 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper (Circles & Dots).


For this card, I stamped the succulent in Mint Macaron, and the container is stamped in Peakaboo Peach. After stamping, I went over them with the smaller Aqua Brush to add just a bit of water. I did color beyond the outer edges of the images to get a light watercolor look. After it was dry, I stamped the greeting in the new Archival Basic Black. This envelope was also created with the Envelope Punch Board and 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper (Circles & Dots).


For this card, I stamped the plant in Bermuda Bay and the container in Watermelon Wonder. I went over each image with the Aqua Brush again, but stayed inside the lines this time. It just gives it a bit of a watery stamped look. The little greeting fits within the container on this sample.


For this card, I created a really light, ombre watercolor wash from Mint Macaron ink. Three greeting, plants and containers are all stamped using the Archival Basic Black ink.


Last, but not least, I'm sharing my favorite card. The container is inked in Sweet Sugarplum, spritzed with water and then stamped. I did the same thing with the solid plant, which is inked in Old Olive ink. The outline stamp was not spritzed with water, but is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. I really like how the spritzed images look, and love the plant with the contrasting outline. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black ink, as is the label image, and cut out with the duet banner punch. It was also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Ok, that's all for me today! Please click on the button below to move on to the fabulous Connie Collins and the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss a single project! Thanks for stopping by.



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