Monday, July 18, 2016

Sending Thanks

Melissa Phillips shares her tips on this week's MIM video today, 
featuring 'Spritzed Stamps'.
I love doing this technique. You get a watercolor effect with
very little effort. And it's just plain fun!

Melissa's beautiful examples can be seen here:

She has a way of making pastels leap of a card!
When I decided on Painted Petals, I went with a bolder combination
of Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy; inking, spritzing and wiping, 
just as Melissa did. 
The center is Summer Sunrise, then Avocado and Tropical Teal.
Masked off the flower, then same technique 
with Background Basics: Medallions.
Had fun combining the colors on my stamp.
First with Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise, then
Aqua Mist and Ripe Avocado.
Added a few leaves, spritzing and stamping.
When all was dry, embossed the sentiment in Zing Metallic Pewter.
The 'note of thanks' is also embossed with a teal powder that came in a set
with no markings. Picked it up at Michaels a while ago.
Quick note: I used watercolor paper, as Melissa suggested, love
the effect you get with the spritzed ink.

Have a great week!


  1. Lovely card Nancy. Looks like a lot of stamp work went into this card.

  2. Loving the vibrant colors you used Nancy! What a beautiful card! I love spritzing too !

  3. Great job with Melissa's technique, this is charming!

  4. Oh Nancy! What a delightful, beautiful card!

  5. This is stunning Nancy! I love the boldness of the colors you used. I especially love how they blended in the center of the flower. So pretty!

  6. Gorgeous as always Nancy! Your colors just pop right off the card and I love the elegance of the gold embossing! Beautiful, beautiful card and lovely koi pond too!! :0)

  7. This is so pretty! AND, you've reminded me to use my medallions stamps! Bonus!

  8. love the colours and design on your beautiful card

  9. So pretty with your bolder colors.

  10. Just gorgeous, Nancy. Love the look you got with spritzing.

  11. So pretty! I've never tried this technique but must give it a try. Your bright bloom is gorgeous!

  12. Love the colors you chose, and your design is awesome. Gorgeous card, Nancy! Embossing the sentiments really adds class and dimension.

  13. Nancy, this is so pretty. I really like how you created the background behind the flower.

  14. Nancy, you did a great job with multiple stamp sets.
    Thy turned out beautifully. Painted Petals was a great choice.

  15. This is really a beautiful card. I love the bold colors & design. The medallion background really pulls everything together and the embossed sentiments just pop. Really, really lovely!

  16. Beautifully done, Nancy! Love the colors and border detailing!

  17. Oh myyyy! Nancy you created another gorgeous card here. Love your spritzed stamping and lovely color choices.

  18. WOW, Nancy, this is simply gorgeous!
    Fabulous stamping & design. I love it!