Happy Monday, friends!
This is by far my favorite day of the week for card posting ♥
Regardless of how crazy busy the week has been,
I know I can always pull out my TPB stamps and just create ~
enjoying the adventurous and creative side of stamping.
It's Kelly² (yes, two Kellys!) day on the TPB Inspiration blog.
For my TPB cards, I try to incorporate a new technique, like today.
I saw a new-to-me-technique on SCS for the featured stamper
(and wow ~ her name is Kelly, too!)
It's called Ink Blowing and involves very few tools:
card stock, aqua painters, reinkers and a straw.
The fun part: I had one of two of those available - the cardstock and straw!
I do have aqua painters but they are packed away, reinkers sold off ...
so what does a stamper do?
I used the fun Vitamin Sea image from Summer Fun,
perfect stamp set for this time of year!
I stamped that out in lime green ink from Kelly Purkey
(this is shaping up to be a Kelly day! ♥),
then die cut a few shapes and glued that together.
Then I got to ink blowing ....
I used a plain 'ol flat, size 10 sable paintbrush and ink ~ water combo.
Once I had the ink into my palette, I added a few drops of water
and dipped the brush, then blew the air from the straw onto that
to create the splatter effect.
Rinse, repeat with 2 other colors and the background is complete!
The only ribbon I had was the wide width so it had to do
(again, improvise is the key word!)
and propped up the stamp with foam and ta-da!
I'm totally going to try this again and already have some ideas
on how to tweak this more to my liking :)
Tomorrow, we're off to hike in the Everglades in one of Florida's elusive parks.
I'm half excited, half scared outta mah wits! LOL!
I'll be sipping my Starbucks all the way there to give me
super woman powers :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥