Thursday, June 12, 2014

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


My project was inspired by






Thanks for stoppin' by!


35 comments:

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

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  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

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  3. Adorable - love the little bag with the card inside!

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  4. 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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  5. SUCH a cute bag!!! I love the card, too! What a great way to present a pretty card!

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  6. LOVE.THIS. Such a sweet and perfect bag! And the card is so pretty!

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  7. I love this! Great job with the watercolor technique!

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  8. 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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  9. What a great gift Amy! Love that card!!!!!

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

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  11. Cute card, but that envelope - swoon!

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  12. SO beautiful, Amy, both the bag and the card!!

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  13. Beautiful watercoloring, and a great bag, she will love it!!

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  14. What a gorgeous bloom Amy! this is a lovely package for your sweet card!

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  15. Lucky, lucky person who will be receiving this sweet gift combo!! It's fab, Amy!!

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  16. love love love this, Amy! i see your new stamp on there!

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  17. So pretty Amy! I love the bloom~

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  18. i love them both Amy!
    as in super-ADORABLE!

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  19. 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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  20. OMYGOSH!! I love love love these!! LOVING that FLOWER on the bag!!!!

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  21. Beautiful Amy!! Love your fun card and the bloom on the bag is so pretty!!

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  22. 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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  23. So pretty! I love an in-your-face bloom! lol

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  24. So pretty! I love an in-your-face bloom! lol

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  25. oh my word i totally love this.. that big embellishment is perfect.. great job

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  26. Oh hello fabulousness. Awesome Amy! So happy to see you at Fusion.

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  27. Oh so love the treat bag...gorgeous flower and card!!!

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  28. So very cute! Love the fun blossom Amy!

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  29. The bag is as attractive as a card, what a lovely way to present a card !

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  30. 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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  31. Beautiful bloom on your sweet treat bag, Amy. Wonderful card to go inside too :)

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  32. YUMMY girl!!!

    Thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!

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  33. 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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Cheers,
~amy~