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Technique Squad Blog Hop – No Line Watercoloring

This was a challenge for me this month. I wasn’t sure what image to use for this so I started with the single bird in Free as a Bird … that didn’t work out. I chose to use the main succulent image from Simply Succulents.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image so I could stamp the first time on a scrap piece of paper and then on Shimmery White cardstock using Gray Granite. I actually stamped the second generation ink twice so I could see the lines. I then colored over the lines using Coastal Cabana and Old Olive watercolor pencils before moving the color around with my water painters. The pot is done the basically the same way but with a little more coloring in the image. For the background, I used some ink on my Bermuda Bay lid for a watercolor wash (I used my heat tool to dry it faster). Under the pot, I scribbled some more Coastal Cabana watercolor pencil to ground it. The main image is popped up using dimensionals.

Blog Hop Roll
Nicole Mahler
Mackenzie Grimme
JoAnn Pollock (You are here.)
Vy Tran

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Bermuda Bay stamp pad, Gray Granite stamp pad
Paper – Shimmery White cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Opal Rounds
Coloring Tools – Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, & Old Olive watercolor pencils; Water Painters
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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You’ve Been On My Mind Butterfly Card

I’m playing along with the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge today. I used Versamark to stamp the background with the Wild Roses background stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then cut the white cardstock at 3″, 2 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 1 3/4″, 1 1/2″, and 1″. The three 1/2″ pieces were inked with Bermuda Bay using blending brushes. Then I glued all of the pieces to another piece of white cardstock to hold them together before adding them to the cardbase. I really like how subtle the background is. The butterfly is die cut from the Butterfly Bijou paper that is unfortunately sold out already and I layered it on three Bermuda Bay die cuts.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Wild Roses, Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Brilliant Wings dies, Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Bermuda Bay stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock, Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper
Coloring Tools – Clear embossing powder, blending brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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Simply Succulents, Day 9

This is the final post of the cards I created for Demos Galore. I demonstrated how to create the backgrounds of these cards and I even have a video for you today. I really do love when you can get two cards out of one technique.

I die cut the background die out of white cardstock, placed it over another piece of white cardstock, and then I used the blending brushes to apply Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive ink. You end up with the positive and negative spaces from the coloring.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies, Stitched Rectangles dies
Ink – Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, Pear Pizzazz stamp pad, Old Olive stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Old Olive cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Terracotta Tile cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets, Shimmery White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Whisper White Polka-dot Tulle ribbon
Coloring Tools – White embossing powder, Blending Brushes, sponges
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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Simply Succulents, Day 8

For this card, I used the large background die as a stencil for embossing paste. I would recommend you use vellum as your stencil and not just cardstock because the cardstock will be challenging to remove. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock that I’d inked with Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive. My photo didn’t capture how glittery this is in real life.

Don’t use cardstock as a stencil with embossing paste, the cardstock is difficult to remove.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, Pear Pizzazz stamp pad, Old Olive Stamp pad, Mossy Meadow Stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Mossy Meadow cardstock, Silver Foil Sheets
Accents & Embellishments – Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim
Coloring Tools – Shimmery White embossing paste, Blending Brushes, Palette knives
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simply Succulents, Day 7

This is my slightly adapted card based on the make & take design that we did at Demos Galore. I love how Susan used the sentiment to hold down the right flap.

This is the back of the card.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies, Subtle 3D embossing folder
Punches – 2 1/4″ circle punch
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends, Just Jade Stampin’ Blends, Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends
Paper – Basic Black cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Flower & Field Designer Series Paper
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simply Succulents, Day 6

For these cards, I stamped the largest image from the Simply Succulents set all over a piece of watercolor paper using versamark ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, then colored in the image with water painters and ink. After I was done with coloring the image, I sprayed it with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol.

Adhere the side strips to the base.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents, Special Someone
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Subtle 3D embossing folder, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
Ink – Flirty Flamingo ink refill, Pear Pizzazz ink refill, Old Olive ink refill, Mossy Meadow ink refill, Versamark stamp pad, Mossy Meadow stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Watercolor paper, Mossy Meadow cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems, Whisper White Polka-dot Tulle ribbon
Coloring Tools – Frost White Shimmer paint, Stampin’ Spritzer, clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simply Succulents, Day 5

For this card, I tried to make it look like the pot was sitting on a counter. I chose to use gold embossing powder for the sentiment so it would blend in with the background. The succulents are stamped on a piece of white cardstock and I used blending brushes to add the color.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, Pear Pizzazz stamp pad, Old Olive stamp pad, Terracotta Tile stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Terracotta Tile cardstock, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
Coloring Tools – gold embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Simply Succulents, Day 4

I’m sure you can tell that my favorite part of the Simply Succulents bundle is the background die, here is another card I made using it.

I die cut three backgrounds in Granny Apple Green but I forgot to put adhesive sheets on the back so I used liquid glue to attach them. Well, some of the glue squirted out and was noticeable so I sprayed the background with Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with alcohol and tied a ribbon over the area. I also put a little Wink of Stella on the little succulent but I’m horrible at showing the shimmer in my photos.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Granny Apple Green stamp pad
Paper – Granny Apple Green cardstock, Basic White thick cardstock, Vellum cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
Coloring Tools – Frost White Shimmer Paint, Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Spritzer
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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Simply Succulents, Day 3

I’d recently seen a card using the floating frame technique and wondered how that would work with the background succulents die. It didn’t exactly work out like I’d thought but I still like how I got two cards. I used Pretty Peacock and Old Olive cardstock because I wanted to use the reversible ribbon.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Parisian Flourish embossing folder
Ink – Pretty Peacock stamp pad
Paper – Old Olive cardstock, Pretty Peacock cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets

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Simply Succulents, Day 2

This was one of my favorite cards for Demos Galore featuring the Simply Succulents bundle. I put adhesive sheets on the backs of Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow cardstock and then die cut them using the background die. When I adhered them to the cardbase, I offset them just slightly so you can see all of the colors.

The sentiment is on white cardstock that I layered on two other die cuts to give it some dimension. I then scattered a few of the faceted gems around on the background.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents die
Ink – Pear Pizzazz stamp pad
Paper – Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Mossy Meadow cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Adhesive sheets, liquid glue

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