stripes & blooms



Hi ya!

I have a little giftie that I put together for a friend.

I love the Whisker Graphic bags, this one is White Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag:
These are such multi-purpose bags…you can use them for envelopes or for goodie bags…so many other options for them too!

I decided to combine it to be goodie and an envelope, here’s the card that will go inside it:
We learned so many techniques from a class that I took from Julie Ebersole.  I’m saving my class cards for postings in the next couple of weeks.  

This card is 4.25 x 6.0 inches…it fits wonderfully in the middy bag.

I masked off the watercolor paper panel with wide washi and used the following inks:

distress ink picked raspberry
distress ink squeezed lemonade
mister huey’s sherbet

I quickly watered down the exposed watercolor paper and them grabbed some of the inks that I squeezed onto a clear stamp block with a paint brush.  I like the contrast of the border vs the co-mingling of the inks within the block of color.

Isn’t that hello graphic bloom awesome?!  It’s one of my many purchases at Impress…LOVE that shop.

Here’s the set together:
cardstock:  stampin’ up crumb cake, strathmore watercolor  stamps:  impress  ink: hero arts hues black, distress ink squeezed lemonade/picked raspberry, mister huey’s sherbet  other:  canvas home basics bloom, misc wood heart


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35 thoughts on “stripes & blooms”

  1. Your bag is so darn cute, sporting its bright orange flower. And your card…oh my! That water colour panel is *the* perfect background for your hello flower. Delightful gift combo! Hugs~c

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  2. the bloom is so perfect for the challenge, here I was thinking you made it, but yeah for using your stash.

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  3. Love your watercolor inking with your new stamp! The colors reminds me of Sherbet!! YUM! I adore that paper flower with the GW bag! Can't wait to see your samples from Julie's class!

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  4. Love the card and that orange bloom. Can't wait to see your cards from class. Wish we had an impress store here.

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  5. Love this!! Julie's class was so much fun, wasn't it? I love to take her ideas and make them my own, like you did here. Great paper flower on the bag, and the card is wonderful! Great stamp purchase 🙂

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  6. Awww, seriously gorgeous gift set, Amy! So love that stripey kraft bag, and that flower is stunning. Love the wood heart center. And your card is really adorable, too. Such a fun watercolored masked background. Love it!

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  7. Loving your color wash with the black image! Glad to see you using those wood mount- haha! Whomever gets that gifty is going to be one lucky girl!!!!!!! 🙂

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