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. What a pretty project! I will most certainly have to try watercoloring sometime soon. It looks like fun.

  2. 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

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

  4. 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!

  5. Oh gosh! Could that be any cuter!! That little ruffled flower is so cute and I adore the card to go along!!

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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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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