Saturday, March 12, 2016

SSD March Tip & Technique Hop!

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Skipping Stones Design March blog hop! We’re sharing tips and techniques featuring SSD stamp sets, so be sure to hop through all the blogs and check out all the inspiration!

Thank You Butterfly

Although I’m using a technique that’s not super new, it’s one that I have been loving on lately! 

I first embossed the butterflies from Heartsong with white embossing powder onto watercolor cardstock. I then used my Zig watercolor markers to scribble on an acetate sheet, spritzed with water and then smooshed the panel onto the cardstock. I love seeing the colors blend together when you do this!

The sentiment from Everyday Blessings was stamped in Smoky Slate gray ink, between the butterflies.

Thank You Butterfly Closeup

My tip for you today is to case you own cards! Sometimes when I’m gathering inspiration, I look back at my old cards and like to reinvent them using a new technique or different stamps and colors.

My card today was inspired by this past card:

Monarch Thank You

My variations included the new watercolor technique, but if you look you can see the similarities in embossed butterflies, three butterflies in a row, and the gray color. I also added the sentiment to the card front, but used a different placement on my current card as it balanced better between the butterflies.

I hope you’re feeling inspired to try a new technique, or revisit some of your cards for a fresh and fun look!

Check out the hop order below!

SSD Blog

Kandi (you’re here!)

Stephanie

Tanja

Martha Lucia 

Larissa

Coralynn

Jen

Ilina

10 comments:

Indy Owens said...

This is gorgeous! Love the water color and the white embossing!

D.Ann C said...

That second card is extra fabulous!

Karen C said...

Oh, love the butterflies! Gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Karen C

María Pilar said...

Beautiful card. I love your tip. I didn't know it. Thank you so much!!!!

Mans De Fada said...

Beautiful card...thanks for your tip.

Emma Rose said...

What lovely colours.

Janis said...

What a soft and lovely card!! I never think to heat emboss on watercolor paper beforehand. I usually have tons of watery backgrounds and then work forward from there. Love the idea of CASEing my own cards. I do look back sometimes and think I should have done something different....so this is a great tip!
<3 J

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rscowtown said...

So pretty! I've never heard of that smooching technique but gotta try it😀

Thanks for sharing,
Laurel
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Harma OK Falls said...

Wonderful card.....would like to try this technique with more than one color...say purple and pink

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