Saturday, 29 August 2015

In Full Bloom

Welcome to the Weekend!

Did you ever wonder if you could use your single stamps to get the look of a two-step stamping set?  
That's what I tried to do with today's card inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and this pretty runner from the Horchow site.


I used my MISTI to do this technique, but you could use a stamp positioner as well is you don't own a MISTI.  I coloured the stamp called Trumpet Song from Penny Black with Memento markers in the lightest colours that I was going to use, sprayed with water then pressed onto my paper.  I then wiped all the ink off the stamp and coloured only in selected areas with the darkest colours I wanted and stamped over the first stamping.  By doing this, I was able to get the look of a two-step stamp set.
Normally, when I colour directly onto my stamps with markers and spray with water the colours blend together but doing this technique in 2 steps with lightest colours stamped first and darker last, it gives a much more defined look rather then having it all blended together.
I added some splattering for interest and pop dotted my sentiment after that.



I am added my card to these challenges:


Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES 

Shoppng Our Stash- SPLISH SPLASH

Creative Knockouts- ANYTHING GOES

Southern Girls- FLOWER POWER


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.  It means so much to me.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento markers/ Memento bl ink/ MISTI/ mini mister/ paint brush/ pop dots

25 comments:

  1. A beautiful stamp, but elevated to gorgeous! What a wonderful card! Well done and good luck in your challenges.
    Julie

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  2. This is really gorgeous, Karen! Thanks for explaining how you did it, I'll have to give this technique a try!

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  3. Oh, Karen, what a beautiful inspiration card! I found a couple of things and hope (truly hope) I can make a quick card). I love the colors and love how you use just the right amount of splatter to make it extra beautiful! Hugs, my friend!

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  4. You are so creative and talented and clever I might add. What a great way to get the twos step look. I love the end results. Just gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous card Karen :-) fabulous stamping and I love the colours too, very beautiful! Perfect! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. So beautiful, Karen! The second layer gives great depth to those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS :)

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  7. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful card and such a clever technique. Karen x

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  9. Gorgeous! This is such a great technique and you did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.

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  10. Thanks for the info on how you made this gorgeous card, Karen. I'm going to see if I have a stamp to try it with.

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  11. You are so clever. I LOVE how you've added shading to these beautiful blooms Karen. I HAVE to try this!! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS ... I KNEW you would join in the "blue" challenge. :) xx

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  12. SO VERY pretty, your imagination knows no bounds!

    PS Did the flowers, but rain soaked them too much, will have to wait for dry weather to try again.

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  13. Hello my friend! I've been travelling and out of it for the last couple weeks, but I just had to stop and let you know how lovely this card is! Your blue cards always make me stop in my tracks! Beautiful work!

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  14. Wow, what a gorgeous card and what a great technique! I love the look of layered stamping and you've achieved it here - I need to try this!

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  15. Gorgeous card with happy results. What a festive blue.

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  16. the effect looks incredible. so bright & vibrant. Thanks for joining us for our 'Flowers' challenge #118.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  17. Beautiful effect with your stamping technique, Karen! I love the pattern you created too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  18. Beautifully stamped flowers! your stamping technique is great!

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  19. I recently watched a video at Jennifer McGuire showing the layering ink technique with a special set of stamps and wondered if I could do the same using a stamp positioning tool and my solid stamps, starting off light and going to dark: THANK YOU! I now plan to try this out with my stamps so thank you so much for experimenting and sharing Karen

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  20. Wowzers! you always create wonders :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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  21. Wow this is really awesome. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

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  22. The blue flowers look awesome. Beautiful card .Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS!!

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  23. I love the watercolour effect and the soft pretty blues. So gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

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