YOU Make Me Smile
Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s always fun to have Teri Anderson as a guest on our blog. I love her fresh take on design and bold use of color. I hope these cards inspire you like that did for me!
Hi Simon friends!So good to see you again! I always enjoy stopping by! Flowers just have a way of making everything better so I cooked up a couple flower card to share with you today.
Both of these card were created with the Blooming Roses stamp set from My Favorite Things. The flowers in in this stamp set look really cool when you ink them up and stamp with them. But they also look cool when you want do something a little more artsy with them.
For both cards, I inked up the flowers (and leaves and stems) and then spritzed them with a little water before I stamped them. I love the artsy, messy look adding the water gives.
A Mini Mister bottle works great for adding just a light misting of water to your ink. Ink up your stamp and then mist a squirt of water on it. Be sure to hold the bottle 10″ to 12″ away. Hold it too close and the colors will really bleed.Just for kicks, here’s how one of the stamps looked after I spritzed water on it. It’s not pretty, but the results will be will worth it. Trust me on this one.
And here are a few examples of the flowers stamped after I added the water to the ink. By the way, I put a little too much water on the one in the lower right hand corner, but I think I am going to hold onto it and use it on a project later.
Thanks for reading today and thanks to our pal Teri for the fabulous inspiration!
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Beautiful! Great thank you cards!
Gorgeous in red and love the big and bold sentiment!
Great tip on spritzing the inked stamp. Must try that!
What a gorgeous impression the slightly misted ink makes; I had to idea that water and ‘regular’ inks would work so magically together. A stunning card, indeed! Thank you for the new ‘must do’ technique!
YOUR cards make me SMILE Teri :)
LOVE the flowers, colors & designs of them both!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your misted stamping technique too – I look forward to try it real soon!!!
Love the gorgeous red roses!
Beautiful cards, love the slightly distressed look to the flowers!
Love the layered look. Thanks for the idea)
Nice and beautiful card….
Love this! Thanks for the inspiration.
Such lovely cards! I love the colouring and layout!
Great cards & technique! TFS ;-)
awesome, I love this flower stamp!
Lovely card! Such pretty flowers, love the softer look, will have to play with the misting technique! Thanks so much!~kim
Soooooo gorgeous — makes me smile :)
Beautiful cards…love the roses!!
These roses really pop on this card. Thanks for sharing.
Love this idea! Nice cards. Thank you!
The BOLD is beautiful and can’t wait to try the misting technique. Love those rose stamps! Thanks Teri.
Beautiful cards Terri–love the pop of red, the flowers are gorgeous!
Love the “slightly” water colored look this creates. Teri always has great ideas and the cards are lovely.
Beautiful cards! thanks for showing the samples for misting!
very, very lovely. I love all the different techniques using different inks!
beautiful cards Teri!
So pretty, Teri. Great idea! I thought there was glitter on the first card.
lovely!! the flowers are gorgeous!!
Love those big, bold colors and flowers…just gorgeous!
Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing the technique!
I love those roses!
Vibrant colors, really popping !
Just love the roses and they turned out so lovely. Beautiful card.
love this =)
I seriously love that rose stamp…so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.
What beautiful cards!! LOVE these stamps and they have been added to my wish list!! TFS!
Such pretty cards!
Beautiful cards and
thanks for the misting
Carla from Utah
Great card projects, love the color combo
One of my favorite techniques. Glad to see it highlighted,
Love your card.
How beautiful these flowers are, the vibrant colours are gorgeous! And yet it’s such a deceptively simple technique. Thanks, Teri! x
These cards are gorgeous. I love the look of the misted stamped image.
I love that technique of spraying the stamp before stamping. I’m going to have to try that one. Beautiful Card!
Fabulous cards!! Love the bold reds!!