Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Stamp Review Crew! We are featuring the stamp set, Kinda Eclectic. All Crew members will be showing you new ways to use this fun stamp set.
Remember: this Blog Hop officially begins Monday, November 3rd. We post early to get the kinks out of the links so you may need to come back.
If you arrived from Kerry Willard Bray's blog then you are in the right place. If this is your first stop, don't worry as the Blog Hop goes full circle - just follow the links.
I went a little bit artistic with this card. It didn't turn out like the one in my head but that is the beauty of water color.
This card was made with water color paper which is important for getting the ink to "move". First, I embossed some leaves and the sunburst image with white ink and white embossing powder. Then I used an aqua painter and ink refill to create the background. Once it was dry (a heat tool helps), I stamped some more leaves with Old Olive ink and added the sentiment. The butterfly is stamped on Typeset designer paper and punched out.
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Typeset specialty paper
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White craft, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Black Memento
Other: Big Shot, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Butterfly punch, Aquapainter, White embossing powder
There is nothing fancy about my second card. I just wanted to show how this set can be used for occasions other than thank you cards.
I used a clear block to stamp the background. Then I used my heat tool to dry it. This is important because my next step was to stamp and emboss the leaves. Even though classic ink dries quickly, it will still hold embossing powder so heat drying it is a must. I added some red berries with a Cherry Cobbler marker and stamped the sentiment last.
I love the color combination of Cherry Cobbler, White, and Crumb Cake but this card could be made with green or just white for the card base.
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Perfect Pairs
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Candy Dots, Clear Acrylic Block, White embossing powder, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes embossing folder
You won't want to miss the next stop which is Cindy Beach's blog. Enjoy!