Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors! You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Bon Voyage 2016-2018 In-Colors you will be missed
I have so enjoyed using these beautiful In-Colors. In so many ways, I’m kinda sad to see them go…on the other had I am super excited about all the New Colors coming soon in the Annual Catalog . More about that on another day! Today, we are saying Bon Voyage to the retiring In-Colors, which includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach. Flirty Flimango is also part of this color family. But, it is staying around for a few more years! Yeppie for that!! I decided that the Faux Batik technique would be perfect to show off the beauty of this In-Color collection . I just pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and started playing with the technique .Then when I was finished I made a few cards out of the panels. This technique works best with stamps that have more of a solid image. If you would like to know more about Faux Batik check out this post here.
- The colors used for the Faux Batik effect are Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
- The stamps came from Petal Passion, Painted Harvest, and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets
- I liked the Faux Batik so much I decided to keep the card quite simple so it could shine
- The silver thread and copper thread adds a little texture without taking away from the background
The Faux Batik effect was created by
- Stamping and heat embossing images onto tissue paper
- Layering the tissue paper over a piece of Shimmery White paper .
- Using a baby wipe sponge color onto the tissue paper.
- The color will transfer to the paper everywhere you add ink except in the embossed areas .
- To learn more about the Faux Batik technique, check out this post! To see other Faux Batik cards click here and here
- This background is made with Dapper Denim and three different sizes of circles. One from Waterfront , One from Oh So Eclectic, and One from Painted Harvest
- Where you can see the ink went over some circles. That is because I layered my embossed tissue paper to create the effect .
- The word celebrate is layered up by stacking three Dapper Denim one Peekaboo Peach on top. The adhesive sheets makes this process super easy
- These little trees from the Waterfront set are perfect for the Faux Batik technique!
- This time I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach to creat the Batik effect
- After it dried, the trees were cut out with the Stiched Shapes Dies
- Layering with crumb cake and the Seaside Embossing Folder
- The dollie was sponged with both Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach
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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.
Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!
Product Supply List
Stamp Sets Used:
Sunshine Sayings, Painted Harvest (from the Holiday Catalog and returning in the 2018 Annual Catalog), oh So Eclectic, Petal Passion,Waterfront
Layering Ovals, Sunshine Wishes, Celebrate You (From Sale-A-Bration but, will be back in 2018 Annual Catalog), Stiched Shapes
Paper: 2016-2018 In-Colors, Shimmery White
Embossing Folders: Seaside
Ink: 2016-2018 In-Colors
I hope each of you are having a wonderful Sunday Afternoon . I will be cleaning up a bit this afternoon. The kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. So that’s definitely on the to-do list. Then getting some cards together to send out next week. It is rainy here today, which lends itself greatly to staying dry and creating! Which is what I have been doing most of the day! Yesterday, was lovely here as we spent the afternoon at St. Bernhard in Cullman at their annual Blooming Festival.
Remember to be creative to be creative it is good for the soul
Peace my loves-