Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favourite Technique

Hello and thank you for popping in to see today's creation!  I'm a bit excited because this is my first time Hopping with these fabulous girls!

Currently, you're with Lisa Eaton, at the bottom of my post you'll find the line up, please hop around to everyone and see their fabulous creations - I can't wait to see what the other ladies have chosen as their favourite technique.

Today's theme had me thinking; I have so many favourite techniques, how do you choose just one?

In the end, I finally decided on Acrylic Block Water Colouring, how good do these colours look together?!

To create this effect, you'll want to have your cardstock ready - I used Shimmery White, I love that the sparkle comes through the water colour.
  1. choose your ink pad colours - I've used Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.
  2. grab the acrylic block closest to the size card you want to make - I used my I Block.
  3. starting at the lightest; add the ink to the acrylic block - there's no real trick to this part except that you'll want to start with the lightest so that you're not getting dark ink onto a light ink pad.
  4. once you're happy with the coverage, using your Stampin' Spritzer (and water) spritz (2-3 squirts MAX) onto the block - I do this over a wad of paper towel
  5. acrylic block to paper, you want to start at the side and drag the block across the paper - there's no method to this part at all - actually, the less you think about this part the better.
  6. set aside to dry for half an hour while you admire your handy work!
I've then attached this to a Daffodil Delight card base using snail adhesive. To stamp the sentiment you're going to want to use Memento Ink in Archival Black just in-case it bleeds into the background.

To create the rest of the card, I've used the Leaves from Flourish Thinlits, "Friend" comes from Lovely Words Thinlits and the "For a Great" sentiment is from Lovely Inside & Out, and of course some rhinestones, because - why not?! right? lol - you'll find all of these in the Annual Catalogue.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired by what I've created, be sure to click the next name on the list to be inspired all over again.
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Angela Meiritz-Reid said...

Love your card Lisa - that technique and those colours together look amazing x

Stephanie Fischer said...

Love your colours and the finished card is beautiful.

Kirsten Aitchison said...

Beautiful card Lisa. What a great technique, I haven't tried this one before but will need to now. TFS :)

Sandra Mastello said...

Love the technique and colours! Great card Lisa!

Lou said...

Gorgeous! Love that technique Lisa - fab backdrop for your design details.

Vicki Hunter said...

Love the colour combination Lisa....lovely card idea