Monday, April 30, 2012

The “Spring” Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi there! I’m here with my gals from the Technique Tuesday design team sharing some SPRING inspired cards. Spring… what does Spring mean to me? Well, here in the Pacific Northwest spring means rain and LOTS of it!! But with rain comes new life and that means flowers… I personally do not love Spring (did you read that part about the rain??) but there’s nothing like the smell in the air after the rains have ceased and the flowers release their scent in the air.. DELICIOUS!!
Here is my spring-inspired card featuring the image and a sentiment from Wishes.




I stamped the dandelion image multiple times onto Ranger “Specialty Stamping Paper” with Jet Black Archival ink and dried it with a heat tool. I then sponged various orange Distress Inks with an ink tool. After the inks dried I misted the paper with some “Gold” tattered angels mist (only because I couldn’t find my mini mister with only water in it.. lol) and this is what happened:


Distress Inks react with water and the end result is this pretty speckled look. After the mist dried I added a little more ink on top to create some more depth and dimension… It worked out well!

Please visit my friends the Stamp Tech’s blogs for some beautiful springtime inspiration:



 
Prize:
We will pick one person from all the comments received during the hop to win the Fly stamp set.

The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on May 3rd.
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

34 comments:

  1. Wow - the color on this is amazing and I love what the misting did to the look. So pretty!!!

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  2. love , love this card and what you did with it ....can not wait to give it a try !
    hana jones
    creamteam@hotmail.com

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  3. I love the simplicity made it so beautiful!

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  4. Just plain gorgeous, Tobi! Love seeing what you make!

    Teri

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  5. This card is lovely! The colors are so vibrant.

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  6. This is so pretty! Great card Tobi!

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  7. Now that speaks spring...bright and cheerful:)

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  8. That background is so stunning, this card is just striking, and I love that fabulous die cut you used and how you colored it some. Really simple and elegant!

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  9. This is a beautiful card Tobi! I live on the coast in Oregon and know exactly what you mean about Spring!! I'd love to win "Fly" as this stamp set would be perfect for living at the beach

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  10. wow this is a really pretty card.

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  11. Until I read your blog I thought the dandelion stamps were simulating palm trees. Guess I wanted to see palm trees sometime this year.... Anyways, thanks for the chance to win! Great card btw!

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  12. Gorgeous vibrant colour - it glows! Elaine

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  13. Beautiful card...love how you used the distressed inks.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the technique - it turned out so well. Beautiful card.

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  15. Love how the Distress Ink made this amazing! The label is awesome too! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. What a pretty card! Fly is one of my favorite sets!!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the color variation.

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  18. Love the dandelion image and the affect with the Gold TA mist!

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  19. Girl, I hear ya on the rain. I don't love it but I LOVE the smell. And I love your uber fabulous creation! Have a great week Tobi .

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  20. This is absolutely stunning! The ks for sharing!

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  21. Tobi, this is GORGEOUS!!! Love the misting with the inks.

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  22. This is so warm and lovely. I love silhouettes and this stamp is one on my wish list! Just perfectly lovely!

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  23. Beautiful card. Love how your background turned out. Will be trying that!

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  24. The color is amazing! It is so vivid and alive. Beautiful.

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  25. Wonderful--I like your use of distress inks.

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  26. Beautiful card! Love this effect! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  27. very beautiful! great distressing there.

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