Stamping INKspirations June Blog Hop

Splish, splash! Splish, splash! Anything water-related is the theme for this month! I’m not one to buy many water related stamp sets but Angie had posted some cards using the new A Little Smile card kit and it reminded me I had that stamp set. I was also inspired by a card made by Fiona Bradley that featured the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper, it made me think of how sand and sea could be created.

For the sand I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil and drew in some heavy lines, then I did the same with the Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana watercolor pencils for the water. Then I pulled out the flat water painter and spread the ink around.

The splotches in the are from a stamp in the Color & Contour stamp set. I used Crumb Cake ink, stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped on my “sand”.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the star fish and sentiment multiple times with Early espresso ink so I would get a nice dark image. I then stamped again using Versamark and clear embossing powder to give it some shine.

I would have taken pictures along the way but I wasn’t sure it would turn out.

Blog Roll
Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ● Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson
Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson
Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell
 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West
Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre
  Jill Chapman  ●  Susan Simpson
Terry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Stamp Sets – A Little Smile card kit, Color & Contour
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Crumb Cake stamp pad, Early Espresso stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, watercolor paper
Accents & Embellishments – Opal Rounds
Coloring Tools – Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, & Early Espresso watercolor pencils, water painters, clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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21 thoughts on “Stamping INKspirations June Blog Hop

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  4. Angie McKenzie

    Absolutely gorgeous watercolor pencil background you created with your water painter, JoAnn! The clear embossing of the Early Espresso sentiment and star fish are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us. x

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