I love my stamping friends! We call ourselves the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps”. Recently we grabbed our “Stamping To Go Bags” and took a road trip to meet up in Delaware to stamp, shop, grab a bite to eat, and chat. We met for brunch at a great little restaurant (You’re going to laugh at the name), “Lewinski’s on Clinton”. After getting all the inside scoop about the restaurant, we attended a class by the owner and designer of Neat & Tangled, Danielle Walls. She is so sweet and talented! We had so much fun doing what we love to do…stamping together and learning some new techniques. Here’s a photo we took with Danielle.
One of the cards we made was a “splattered” background with a floral we fussy cut and layered with vellum. I really liked the way it turned out and couldn’t wait to try this technique at home. I chose to use the beautiful floral from the Blended Seasons stamp set. Here’s my card.
The splattered background is fun! Dilute some white acrylic paint with a little water and use a paintbrush to tap the paint on the cardstock. *Make sure to protect your work area as I splattered paint everywhere. LOL
I used the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process and adhered it to my card base with dimensionals. I stamped the flower image from Blended Seasons with Memento ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends. I love the new colors! I used Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. (Pssst…there’s 6 more blend colors coming out in the Holiday catalog! WooHoo!) I fussy cut two of the flowers and cut a quick border out of vellum then another border a little wider. I adhered the flower to the first layer of vellum with dimensionals then adhered the second layer with Glue Dots and adhered it to the card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do Stamp Set and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. All that was left was some envelope love and the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stacks are perfect for lining the flap. I love that these are available in all the color families!!! I used Lemon Lime Twist to match my background.
Blended Seasons is a special limited-edition stamp set and framelits that are a MUST HAVE (in my opinion). It’s great for year round versatility! (I showcased some Christmas cards made with this bundle last week.)
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