You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Happy Monday, friend!

I hope you had a great Easter weekend. We were blessed with beautiful weather here in MA so no complaints here! I was even able to sneak in some crafty time which makes it even better. The card I created is my contribution to the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop hosted by Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson! I'm so happy to have been asked to join in on such a special celebration. Make sure to read until the end to see how you too can participate, but until then...

Let's get started...

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The general theme of today's hop is "feel good" and "encouraging". This immediately sparked the idea of implementing as many rainbow elements into my card because, well, who doesn't feel good about rainbows?!

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

For my background I white heat-embossed a piece of watercolor paper with my Grid Background Stamp. Once it was heat-set, I began adding color using the ink smooshing technique. Basically, you dab a bit of dye ink onto a piece of acetate, add some water to activate it and smoosh it onto your panel. It's really quite easy to do!

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

To make sure that I didn't end up with a weird mix of colors, I started with the primaries: red, blue, and yellow. By doing so I was able to create areas that were opaque red, blue, etc. and areas where they overlapped to create purple, orange, etc. Where they overlapped I decided to further intensify the color by adding ink in that same shade. In essence, I used the primary colors to create a guideline for where I should place my secondary colors. Ya get what I'm trying to say? If not there's a video tutorial below!

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I set my panel aside to dry and started working on my sentiment circle that I die-cut from my Sweet Stitches Die Set. Onto the center of it I stamped a greeting from my Color in Sentiments set which coordinates perfectly with my rainbow theme. I made sure to stamp it in a waterproof ink as I knew I was going to fill in the "smile" with watered-down dye ink. I added all the colors I used onto my background (listed below), picked them up with a waterbrush and colored in my word. 

You Make Me Smile Rainbow Watercolor Card // 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Lastly, I flicked on some color to the center of some flower die-cuts from the same die set. I also colored the centers and leaves with the same inks from the rest of my project. #watercolorallthethings I popped up the circle, flowers, flower centers and used liquid adhesive for the leaves and my card was finished!

You can watch the entire creation of this card in my process video below...

My friend Holly of HollyBeary Creations is participating with me as part of Right at Home. You can click the button below to hop over to her post.

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If you want to participate in today's hop then make sure to head over to the main post here for more information. There are over $800 worth of prizes up for grabs including $20 to the Right at Home shop so you'll definitely want to join in!

The deadline for uploading your project to the gallery is Sunday, April 8 at 11:55 PM CT. 

Happy Autism Awareness Day!

Nicole

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Anemone 3 Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping

Good morning! I hope your weekend was awesome and afforded you some crafty time! :) 

I'm back today sharing a few more cards I created with the latest Right at Home release! I hope you've had a chance to check out the whole release, and if not, hop on over to do so HERE! FAN-tastic! :)

All of these cards are made with the super easy to use Anemone set! It's a lovely set that can be used in quite a variety of ways. This first card, is one of my favorites! I really enjoy how simply this set can be used to make a sweet card!

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For this card, I masked off a scalloped circle and then simply used a ombre ink pad to stamp the one solid flower image multiple times. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Make Something Beautiful set and trimmed to fit. I stitched the panel to some orange cardstock, added some hemp twine, and adhered everything with dimensional foam adhesive. Sunshine! :)

Anemone 3 Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Keeping things super easy, you could probably have a set of four-six cards in 30 minutes. I'm all about easy sometimes, and this set makes a quick impact.Or if you find yourself with more crafty time, take it up a notch and add a few more details, like I did with these below! 

Anemone 3 Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I kept the overall design the same, but changed up the colors and sentiments. I used a white pigment ink pad and different colored dye ink pads for these. To finish them off, I added some stitches, sequins, and colored in the Color In Sentiments (go figure!) with Prismacolor pencils.

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Anemone 3 Different Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping // rightathomeshop.com/blog

The kraft cardstock added a warm feel to all these, and easily mixes up the way to use your stamps!


For this next card, I used various shades of inks to create the Anemones with the layering technique. I decided to line up some of my flowers exactly with the layering stamps and slightly offset some too. I like how it came together and on the pale gray cardstock.

Anemone 3 Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I'm not normally a purple person, but these flowers call for it. ;)

Anemone 3 Ways by Jill H. // Ombré, Colored Pencils, + Off-Set Stamping // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I inked the previously released RAH set, Make Something Beautiful for a few of these cards. Love these sentiments for crafty friends!

Start your week happy by checking out all of the new Right at Home release! 

Sending another big crafty thank you to Nicole, for having me along for the fun! And thank YOU for joining me here on RAH blog again today. :)

Have an awesome week!

Jill H. 

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Right at Home Stamps Mix & Match Week // Day #4 with Amy K.

Hello!  Amy K. here to share my version of the Mix and Match challenge week!  I love combining stamp sets and especially SENTIMENTS from different sets.  I'll share what sets I mixed for my card but first......let's talk about the card.

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Right at Home Stamps Mix & Match Week // Day #4 with Amy K. - Abstract Florals, Script Greetings & Color In Sentiments - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I love to stamp.  The Abstract Florals set let's me do just that.  Stamp.  Stamp.  Stamp.  Mixing colors and making my own backgrounds is something that makes me happy.  Here I've used different shades of Altenew inks to stamp my own background. The little dotted stamps (there are several) in this set are useful for "filling in" areas when creating a background like this.  

Right at Home Stamps Mix & Match Week // Day #4 with Amy K. - Abstract Florals, Script Greetings & Color In Sentiments - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I could not wait to get my hands on the Script Greetings set because of the bold sentiments and the coordinating smaller sentiments.  BUT I pulled a smaller sentiment from the newest release set called Color in Sentiments and combined it with the bold "thank you" from Script Greetings.  It is so fun to mix and match these types of sentiment sets!  

I'd love to see how you "mix and match" sentiments...........Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me! 

Amy