Pampered Pets Week – Project 4

Happy Thursday! Maybe it is the spring like weather or the flowers everyone posts online, but I can’t seem to get away from trying to use Highland Heather and Balmy Blue this week.

This time I tried a fun technique to add a watercolor look to my card front. This version of Ink Smooching (which can be found in the Technique Video Corner) uses an acrylic block versus pressing the paper into the spritzed ink. I also incorporated a bit of Ink Splattering with both my water brush and my Wink of Stella pen.

Card front instructions

How to do ink smooching

1)
I started out with a Basic White card front that measures 4″x5-1/4″ and my ink pads
2)
I pressed each ink pad onto my glass mat
3)
Then I spritzed the colors with a water spritzer
4)
Using an acrylic block, I picked up the ink
5)
Then pressed it to my card front just as I would an inked up stamp
Here is the stamped image from the acrylic block

I stamped two more times and then let the panel dry completely. The card front may be damp due to the water spritzed on the ink before the transfer.

Next, I stamped my cat on top of the two corner Ink Smooches, using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

How to do an ink splatter

You can press your stamp pad to the glass mat again, or if using Stampin’ Up! pads, just press the middle in to ink up the lid
Now you have a pallet of sorts
Using a water brush, gather up the ink

Next, tap the brush with the other hand to make the ink splatter onto your card front.

Do the same with the Wink of Stella pen. Press the pen a little to get more sparkle onto the brush tip.

Once I stamped the sentiment on, using Highland Heather, I ran it through the embossing machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

On a scrap of Basic White I stamped my third kitty and cut her out with the matching Pets Dies. I colored her in with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and a bit of Wink of Stella to make her eyes sparkle.

I used dimensionals to attach middle kitty to the card front.

Next, I added about 18″ of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to the top of the card, and a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels around middle kitty.

I just love the texture the embossing folder gave the project! If you look closely on the upper right side, you can see a few of the larger Wink of Stella splatters. They look gray in the photo.

Don’t forget to add the kitty treat on the inside of the card!


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154069
PAMPERED PETS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)
Bundled Savings
$39.50
146986
HIGHLAND HEATHER 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
$8.75
159276
BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK
$9.75
147103
HIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
$7.50
132708
TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD
$6.00
STAMPIN’ BLENDS COMBO PACK
Various Colors
$9.00
141897
WINK OF STELLA GLITTER BRUSH
$8.00
152718
TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER
$9.00
104430
STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS
$4.00
147105
BALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
$7.50
144220
RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS
$5.00
151326
WHISPER WHITE 1/4″ (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBON
$7.50

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