Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Inaugural Fun n' Crafty Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to the first blog hop with the Fun n' Crafty Stampers! Thank you for stopping by my blog, where I have been sharing my crafty creations, pictures, and stories since 2007. Make sure to check the bottom of my post so that you do not miss any stops on the hop!


The Fun n' Crafty group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators decided to kick-off our first blog hop with inspiration from the brand new 2014-2015 catalog and idea book. There are many inspiring projects in the catalog, and I decided to go to page 173 to find a new way to use my Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This set has been around for many years, and a watercolor background adds a nice touch to the set. It is also a great way to make a one or two layer card that will be easy to mail. For my card, I decided to wait and add a sentiment on the inside of the card to make it more versatile.


Supplies Used:
Watercolor Paper & Aqua Painters
Ink: Soft Sky, Costal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, & Chocolate Chip
Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, & Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree

You next stop on the hop is my wonderful upline, Pamela.

Make sure that you check out all of the fabulous creations for today's blog hop and stop by for next month's blog hop.
Blog Hop Participants:
Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper
Rose B. of RoxyRose44
Tobe B. of The Craft Sea
Sara G of 1200 Some Miles
Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
Annie L. of Love Me Cards

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Love the watercolor effects along with Lovely As A Tree, I will have to try this technique soon - Thank you for sharing - Pam

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Great card and pretty without needing tons of layers and accessories which is great. I'd love to hear how you did the background, did you watercolor after stamping... trying to figure out how to try this at home. :)

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

The watercolor look is beautiful! This would make a great man card...maybe a fisherman? Great job!

Sara Grafton said...

Thank you! I did the watercolor background before the stamping and masked the edges with post-it notes. This was fun to try and could work with other stamp sets.