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Ink.Stamp.Share July Blog Hop - Other Celebration...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Ink.Stamp.Share July Blog Hop where this month we are making a project for any 'Other Celebration' but not Birthday.

You may have joined me from Annette or starting the hop here but either way we have a bumper hop for you today so sit back and enjoy.

Today I am sharing with you a card I have had in my mind for a while.  I adore the Celebrate Sunflowers set and I love the vibrancy you can achieve on the sunflowers but I wanted to create a mottled dark background to really show them off.

Here is what I came up with.

I started by inking the sunflower stamp in Versamark ink, then straight over the top I inked again using Soft Suede ink.  I stamped my image onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and embossed using clear embossing powder.  This is a great way to achieve whatever colour embossing you require.

I then watercoloured the sunflowers using a mixture of Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Cinnamon Cider.

I then watercoloured the background in Misty Moonlight, moving the ink around until I achieved the desired effect.  When you see it in real life the background looks almost velvety.  I hope you like it.

The greeting is taken from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.

All of the products I have used on this project are shown below and are available from my online shop.

I love to receive your feedback so if you would like to leave me a comment it would be really appreciated.  I am now going to pass you on to Tricia who I know will have something beautiful to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'


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  1. Beautiful water colouring as always Jo, stunning card x

  2. Beautiful Jo! The colors are gorgeous and the card is awesome.

  3. Gorgeous Card!! I see we were both on the same wave length!!

  4. Beautiful Jo, I love your colouring in x

  5. stunning card as always, love the Misty moonlight background, thanks for sharing

  6. Wow, your colouring is amazing. Such a beautiful card :-)

  7. Beautiful card - reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night - a masterpiece!!

  8. You are so talented with that paintbrush ! thank you for sharing with us

  9. I love the velvet look - it's gorgeous - must try.