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!

20 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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)

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

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  8. love the colours and design on your beautiful card

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  9. So pretty with your bolder colors.

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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