This is my first card:
I started by spraying Hello Honey with some water in a spritzer onto white cardstock. When it was bone dry, I stamped the different images from the Work of Art stamp set (Wood 134111, Clear 134114) using the new In Color ink pads which are Mossy Meadow (133645), Hello Honey (133643), and Lost Lagoon (133644). I used the Tape it stamp set (Wood 130712, Clear 130715) and the new In Color Blackberry Bliss ink (133642) for the purple tape. I also used Blackberry Bliss cardstock (133675) for the base of the card.
Tip: When I stamped the chevron from the Work of Art stamp set, I first inked the stamp with Lost Lagoon and then I sprayed it with a spritzer (which was filled with water and a couple of Hello Honey ink drops). The reaction of the blue ink on the stamp and the yellow from spray gave me that green shade.
Another card I prepared for the workshop:
I took the idea for this card from a video on You Tube but unfortunately, I can't give them credit. When I tried to look for the video again i was unable to find it. If the person who came up with this technique sees this post please let me know so I can give you the proper credit. By the way I really enjoyed doing this technique because I love to create backgrounds and I thought it would be great for the workshop (which by the way was a success) and I would be able to use the new In Color inks like watercolors.
First I created the background on a piece of watercolor paper. I wetted the paper using Aqua Painters (103954). With the same brush and the paper still wet I started adding colors from the ink pads in Hello Honey (133643), Blackberry Bliss (133642), Tangelo Twist (133646), and a touch of Lost Lagoon (133644). Try not to mix complementary colors like Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss, because they will create mud colors. When you apply the colors don't go over to blend them, just apply them in a horizontal motion and where each color meets leave them alone. Since the paper is still wet, the colors will blend together by themselves.
After the paper is completely dry, stamp the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri ( Wood 132058, Clear 123759), and the chevron from Work of Art (Wood 129165, Clear 134114). So the background is ready. The hexagon layer on top was created by using the Hexagon Hive die (132965), which was then embossed with gold embossing powder (109129).
I hope I inspired you to create your own backgrounds. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions you might have.
Happy stampin! Thanks for stopping by!