Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A Touch of Ink for New at SU Blog Hop


Welcome to our February NEW AT SU! Blog hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. Today we are showcasing the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Brochure to get you excited and brimming with ideas about how to use these great products that you can earn during the rest of this month! I am using the A Touch of Ink stamp set for my projects:

  • I used a watercolour technique where I inked up the stamp then sprayed it with water and stamped it onto watercolour paper.
  • I started with the filler or background step of the two step stamping process. I used quite a bit of water on it and after stamping, I used a Water Painter to spread the ink even further and blur the outline of the image a bit more.

  • I used the Fluid 100 Watercolour paper for the images. The backgrounds were dried before the outline images were stamped. I also sprayed water on the inked stamps for the outline images, but not as much and I didn't spread the ink with a water painter for these. I dried them before starting a new colour.
  • The flower image has a stem and leaves, but I just inked up the flower parts with Highland Heather for the background and Gorgeous Grape for the outline.
  • The leaves are Soft Sea Foam for the background and Granny Apple Green for the outline.
  • I stamped the hummingbird on a separate piece of watercolour paper, inking up different parts of the stamp with different colours straight from the ink pads for the background and spraying with water before stamping.
  • The outline was Memento Tuxedo Black and then I touched it up with Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut the image and mounted it on Dimensionals.

  • The butterfly is Crushed Curry for both background and outline.
  • The embellishments are Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

  • The background designer series paper is from Forever Greenery DSP. 

I hope you enjoyed my project with the Touch of Ink stamp set, a Level One Reward in the 2021 Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Now please hop on over to Jeannette Gauthier's blog, Carterie Plus, to see what's new with SU as she shows you Berry Blessings, a Level Two reward:

Here's the list of bloggers in our New At SU February Blog Hop to help you keep on track:

Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my projects or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. If you live in Canada, you can use the links below to order products from me or join my Papercraft Cats team.  

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  1. Beautiful card. I love the technique you used to get the soft watercolor effect.

  2. Love the dreamy water color backgrounds. So very pretty.

  3. Oh yes, this is lovely. This set lends itsself for so many techniques! Love the watercolor look!

  4. Love the watercolor look to these images. So pretty.


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