Hello New Adventure

For these cards I pulled out products that I had not used in a while and boy have I missed getting this messy and inky.  I don't know about you but sometimes just letting loose gets your creative juices flowing again after being a little dried up. 

The supples I use I have linked to below and most can be found as Scrap’n Stamp Canada

I pulled out some water colour paper, Ken Oliver colour bursts, Mama Elephant Botanical Hello set, my misti and other supplies needed for embossing and went to town.  I stamped my image using versa Mark Clear sticky ink and heat embossed several water colour panels which measured 4¼ x 5 ½ with white and gold embossing powder.

 The panel below was my first attempt and once I was finished I just knew I had to do more.. 

I mixed at least 2-3 colours together for fun combinations.  For the first panel I actually mixed three, red, blue and purple (Side note, maybe wear gloves when you do this you should have seen my hands when I was finished, lol!)

I really liked how the first panel was turning out especially once I seen it dry, I knew I wanted to do more, and well that morphed into 8 cards. Bellow you can see what I was starting to create by sprinkling the powders on to the panels.


Once I had the powders on I used both my Tim Holtz spray bottle with clean water in in as well as another misting bottle that had water with Perfect Pearl mixed in.  I love the shine and shimmer this created, which you can see in a close up.  I noticed that to get a lot of movement with these inks you need quite a bit of water.  This caused an abundance of pooling, so I had to dab a lot of it with paper towel. (You need lots of paper towel for these type of projects as it gets very messy very fast.  But it”s so worth it!)

Here you can see all the different panels I made, and the only two that look similar at all are the orange red and yellow.  Once they dried I die cut four of the panels out using the wonky stitched dies from MFT Stamps and for the other four I trimmed down a smidgen and die cut some scalloped stitched frames also from MFT to add on top of the panels. 



The card bases are a bit bigger than the typical A2 as I really wanted to preserve as much of the panel as I could because I thought the way they turned out were so cool.

 I created bases from coloured card stock that I thought would enhance the painted panels, the base measures 4½ x 5¾ and I matted each of the main water coloured panels onto black cardstock that roughly measured 5½ x 4¼.  I popped up the wonky stitched panels on the black using two layers of foam squares.  For the white scalloped frame versions of the cards everything was adhered flat. 

For each of the cards I went over the “HELLO” using some of my Fintec metallic paints.  Each one is a tad bit different as I wanted to work with the colours in the cards.  I also splattered Copic white ink on to two of the cards, as well as a bit of black just for a fun and different look, and to finish  it off. 

I kept the cards simple as I didn't add another sentiment or any other embellishments.  I wanted the focus to be on the stamped “HELLO” and colour burst backgrounds. 

I really hope you find inspiration with these cards and it makes you want to go and pull out something from your stash you haven't used in a while.  For me that was both the colour burst and the Hello Botanical stamp set, which I enjoyed so much that I had to create two more cards using the stamp set but with a totally different look.  So stay tuned for that. 

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to hear what you thought so please feel free to leave a comment. 

Have a beautiful weekend. 



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