Happy Saturday Stampers ~ I went shopping again and came up with this #ShopYourCraftStash Meets Watercolored Tissue Paper idea.
I spent yesterday prepping for my Make-n-Take at a local Library. I am there from 10 – 12 and I am offering a free Make-n-Take. I am doing this to introduce people to stamping and to spark some interest in a class I will be teaching for the local Community College. I am teaching it in the library as well as on the main campus. They are both Adult Education classes. This is a new venture for me so I am hoping it catches on and I can offer more classes. I will be doing project type classes not just card making. For the first one I will be doing a birthday perpetual calendar using the 6 x 8 album we sell and we will make 8 cards to go in it. The album will be decorated also. I did this class in Maryland before I moved and it was very popular. I am hoping this one will be also.
Time for another #ShopYourCraftStash idea. A couple of months ago I had a play date and I used my reinkers to create some tissue paper samples. For this one I used Blueberry Bushel and Call Me Clover reinkers. Using my craft mat I added some drops of reinker and then spritzed it with water. I used a skewer to mix the reinkers around. Next you drop your tissue paper into the reinker and using your finger gently press the tissue paper into the reinker ~ you may want to wear rubber gloves as you will get really inky! Take a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White and very carefully remove the tissue paper from the ink and set it on top of the Whisper White card stock. Gently pat on the tissue paper to help the ink transfer to the card stock. Set this aside to dry. I skipped a few steps on this card to see what the difference would be with this card compared to another similar card. Once the tissue paper is dry, attach it to a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I used Tear & Tape and wrapped the edges to the back. I then used some of the Silver Baker’s twine we had a few year ago and tied the Nautical Thief’s Knot. Looking at the finished card I am thinking the knot would be more effective if I had used several strands of the baker’s twine instead of just 1. The ends of the knot were attached to the back of the tissue paper panel using Tear & Tape. This paper reminded me of the sea so I pulled out my retired By the Seashore and some Crumb Cake ink and card stock. I stamped the sand dollar onto the card stock. To make the starfish, I inked the stamp up and then used a Calypso Coral marker to color the edges. Both of these were cut out. To add some interest to my card base I stamped same stamps around the edges using first and second generation stamping. To finish the card, I attached the tissue paper panel using glue. The images were added with glue dots and dimensionals. Here is my completed #ShopYourCraftStash Meets Watercolored Tissue Paper creation.
inside of card and envelope
This is a variation on my creation today. For this Watercolor Idea I used Versmark and silver embossing powder for a different look. Then check out this idea where I used the Whisper White card stock I set the tissue paper on to dry to create my Using a Watercolor Background with Magnolia Blooms card.
Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation
Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you to get inky! I will be cleaning my screens this afternoon so I can put them up in the attic. The weather is supposed to be nice so I want to take advantage of it. If I have time I will be in my studio. Have a Super Saturday and I hope you enjoyed another idea for my #ShopYourCraftStash Meets Watercolored Tissue Paper card.