Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Contemporary Art and New Saleabration Items!

I am often inspired by contemporary wall art I see on Pinterest. I absolutely love it when the painting has metallic paint added to the surface on top of the colors the artist has used. The card below was inspired by one of those pieces. All products Stampin' Up!

I used my #foolproofwatercolor technique to achieve the background color on this project. Click here for my very first blog post showcasing this simple technique. There is a pdf tutorial on that particular blog post. Click here for a video tutorial actually showing how I apply inks to paper with this technique. Step by step instructions for this project are below. 

Step #1  
Apply Crumb Cake & Smoky Slate inks with a baby wipe to the top portion of the watercolor paper. 

Step #2 
Apply Marina Mist & Smoky Slate inks with a baby wipe to the lower portion of the watercolor paper.

Step #3
Secure the watercolor paper to your work surface temporarily. Using torn scrap paper, mask all but an area just below the center of the panel. Temporarily secure the scrap paper. Using a Versamark ink pad, tap ink directly on the exposed area. 

Heat emboss area covered with Versamark using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The 2 last steps aren't shown, but I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to gold emboss the splatters above and below the gold strip. Once the gold embossing cooled, I used the Seaside Textured Impressions embossing folder to add even more interest and texture to this background. 

I finished this card off with a gold embossed sentiment from the 
Birthday Blooms stamp set, gold sequins and gold metallic thread. 

This card is actually very quick to make. The #foolproofwatercolor technique makes it easy! 

Supply list:

The Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog links to the pdf versions are on the right side-bar.  For every $50 spent from any catalog (before tax & shipping) you earn a FREE item from the catalog below. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through March 31, 2017. 

Look at the new items! 

Please note that if you want one of the above for your freebie after spending $50 (before tax & shipping), you will need to use the item numbers below. 

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Read more about the Stampin' Up! Ultimate Bundle by clicking on the photo below. Time is running out for the best ever deal on the Stampin' Up! Ultimate bundle. Purchase the $99 starter kit plus 2 stamp sets of your choice! The extra 2 stamp set offer ends March 31!

Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products (unless you want to take advantage of the opportunity above) and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buy Rewards!

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


  1. wow, that is a gorgeous card, I will have to try your technique.

  2. Thanks for the tutorial, Kim. I've tried recreating a picture in my living room previously (and failed) but your technique gives me the courage to go back and try again. Thank you!


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