Hey there and thanks for hopping along with the Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from Ashley’s lovely blog. If you’re just now joining the hop, head over to Teri’s blog to start from the beginning!
I’m absolutely honored to be participating in this hop. Not only is Teri a fantastic and hilarious friend and kindred spirit, but she’s also an awesome stamp designer. She’s been designing for Technique Tuesday for almost a year, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! You can check out all of the brand new Technique Tuesday stamps here. Thanks for inviting me to join in the fun, Teri!
Today, I’m featuring one of my very favorite Teri stamp sets – Fun Flair. It’s sassy and bold, and I love it.
Here’s what I came up with. I using the fabulous heart stamp (in Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow ink from Hero Arts) and the hello circle (stamped in Neon Blue ink from Hero Arts), I created this fantastic pattern. The circles all fit perfectly in a 1-inch circle punch, so this makes it incredibly easy to pop the sentiment up off the pattern.
The stamp pattern really pops off the page over the background I made doing a little blending with Distress Paints. You heard me correctly… Distress Paints are in the house! You can see how I made the background below. Hint: it was super easy! Here I used some watercolor paper, a mister with water, and Distress Paints in Picket Fence, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire on a craft sheet. The hardest part about this card was letting the background dry. ;) I love the combination of the bold, graphic look of the Fun Flair stamp set with the fluid, organic look of the painted background.
Here’s a few photos I took while making the background to show you how easy it was.
Then, I pressed and squished my watercolor paper into the paint.
Then I did that again, making sure to get the edges really well.
Then I added some more water sprayed directly onto the paper – this helped it mix and react even more.
Finally, I used my fingers to smear and blend the colors together until every inch was colored with vibrant color.
Then, it was a quick clean up with a wet wipe and I set aside the background to dry. Ta dah! A Distress Paint background.
My blog is the last stop on this blog hop, so thank you so much for hopping along! If you missed any of the posts or wish to start again, head over to Teri’s blog for the beginning of the hop!
I also get to give away another fabulous Teri stamp set- Button Up – on this stop of the hop! Make sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win. You have until the end of February, 2013 to leave a comment. I’ll be drawing a winner in the morning of March 1st!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you’ll be back to see what I have cooked up for this week’s video tutorial tomorrow! Take a wild guess as to what messy product we might be working with. ;)