Thursday, 20 July 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Case The Catalogue: Birthday Blooms


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Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia. I hope you enjoy my project Casing the beautiful new Catalog.

This is the card/project from the catalog that I'm casing:
Birthday Blooms - Page 70 of the Annual Catalogue 2017-2018
And here is my take on it:

Watercolouring with white, Birthday Blooms, #SDBH, Pattern Party masks, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
My CASE of the Birthday Blooms card on page 70 of the Annual Catalogue
I clear heat embossed the gorgeous bloom on Cherry Cobbler cardstock and painted it with Whisper White Craft ink which is a process I find enjoyable and soothing!  The greeting is white heat embossed and the shadows are watercoloured with Cherry Cobbler ink.

The background pattern was created with one of the Pattern Party Masks and Cherry Cobbler ink before I sponged more Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges of the piece.
Watercolouring with white, Birthday Blooms, #SDBH, Pattern Party masks, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Birthday Blooms stamp set is one of my all time favourites!

I added a layer of Whisper White to break up all the heavy Cherry Cobbler and balance the white highlights in the flower.


I've included some pictures of the piece in progress which give an idea of my method.   When using white craft ink, I generally work from top to bottom to minimise my chances of smudging the ink with my hand because the white stays sticky and wet for a long time.

Watercolouring with white, Birthday Blooms, #SDBH, Pattern Party masks, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Work in progress - painting with white craft ink

I gradually build up layers of white - starting lean (not a lot of pigment) and ending fat (pretty much pure pigment).
Watercolouring with white, Birthday Blooms, #SDBH, Pattern Party masks, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The finished flower awaits its stencilled background
The small flower inside the card is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and watercoloured with Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi inks.
Watercolouring with white, Birthday Blooms, #SDBH, Pattern Party masks, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I like to make the inside of the card match the outside


I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!


Thank you for visiting.

'Til next time!
Stephanie



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39 comments:

  1. Once again the vibrancu of your design has hit me smack in the face Stephanie, but all in an awesome way! STUNNING!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I really appreciate that lovely comment.

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  2. Stunning and bright card Stephanie love it

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  3. Wow! This is just gorgeous Stephanie!! That flower just pops off the page. xxxx

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  4. This is stunning, Stephanie!

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  5. Just so beautiful. Love the white rose & your shading of it. Love the sponged background, too xx

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    1. Thank you, Jessie! And thank you, once again, for this fabulous opportunity to blog with such a wonderful group of artists!

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    2. And thank you for joining in with the July Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop (you're one of the wonderful artists!) xx

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  6. Wow, beautiful colouring and shading ~ Jay

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    1. Thank you, Jay! That means such a lot coming from you, the master!

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  7. Really elegant, striking card! Well done :)

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  8. Just beautiful, I love this card I the catty, but I love your version more!

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  9. WOW...STUNNING card. I haven't looked at this stamp before today and thought that I need it...
    Thanks for you in progress photos of how you made it... I need to remember to use heat embossing more often than I do <3 Cheers Shaz

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    1. Thank you, Shaz. I really appreciate your comment!

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful card, Stephanie! The details are just beautiful and such a great technique too. D xox

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    1. Thank you, Denita, for your much appreciated comment!

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  11. Stunning work Stephanie....I am loving all the detail

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  12. Gorgeous card Stephanie, love your attention to detail xx

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  13. Wow! What a great card!
    Love using white ink for painting. Never tried it but now I definetly have to!
    Kerstin

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    1. Thank you Kerstin! It's a lot of fun - just remember that you're sort of working backwards & starting your strokes (with the most ink) in the lightest areas.

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  14. Wow just a beautiful card in love with the details and subtle shading

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  15. Simply put - a work of art! Such a great technique and your shading is just superb Stephanie.

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  16. Gorgeous card Stephanie. It is so rich in the Cherry Cobbler. I love the idea of colouring it with White ink and love the background sponged. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card.

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    1. Thank YOU so much for your lovely comment, Jenny!

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  17. Wow! Stunning card Stephanie. Love the colouring and the 3D rendering is just superb. :)

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    1. Thank you, Juana, for that wonderful compliment!

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