Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - True Gentleman


Hey everyone and welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! I’m so happy to be joining this fantastic group for the first time! If you’re new the the Fancy Friday Blog Hops, we are a group of past and current Artisans that get together each month on the last Friday of each month to bring you Crafty inspiration with monthly themes and challenges. I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this talented group! Now onto this month’s focus!


This month we are looking to the True Gentlemen Suite of products for inspiration. With Father's Day right around the corner, this magnificently masculine themed suite seemed the apt choice. This suite has so much to offer and is a classy way to honor those stand up men in our lives.

Now for my card, I used this suite and the colors as my inspiration. This suite features deep green and blue tones in Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy, so naturally I took that color scheme and ran with it.  


The watercolor patterned background was created by stamping the "plus sign-looking" stamp from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink onto Watercolor Paper. Because this set is photopolymer, it is very easy to line them up and stamp in a pattern repeatedly. I wouldn't worry too much about ensuring perfect spacing as this pattern is very forgiving an allows for small imperfections. After covering the watercolor paper in this pattern, I used my Aqua Painter and just the plain water in the barrel to draw color from the stamped images in Navy. This ink is water based so it will run when in contact with water. If you want a more intense colored background, you could dip your Aqua Painter in Navy Ink and add more color. However, I wanted a more subtle background so I did not add any additional ink. 

I added some Tranquil Tide Cardstock and Night of Navy Cardstock, using the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Best Badge Punch to build up some additional layers and texture and then finished off my card with a few embellishments. I added a few sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment and some Silver Metallic Thread and that basically finished off my card. I hope You have enjoyed my card for today and don't forget to keep hopping for more inspiration. Up next on the hop is the lovely and talented Cindy Schuster
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2 comments:

  1. Such a fantastic background Lauren with the watercolour wash look of those +’s and I love the layering of all your different elements, gives so much texture and interest. Welcome to the Fancy team! Rochelle xo

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