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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

"Pen and Ink" stamp with Memento inks

My husband's cataract eye surgery this morning seems to have been a success. Upon returning home, I immediately escaped to my studio to make up for the lack of time in it yesterday.

Pen and Ink Stamps by Josephine Kimberling for Impress Stamps, IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Inks by Tsukineko, IMAGINE Crafts' Brilliance Pigment Inks by Tsukineko, Die-namics Steel Dies, Spellbinders, Washi Paper

Stamped on 140 lb. watercolor card stock (smooth side - 4.5x4.5) with Memento's Bahama Blue. With a wet watercolor brush, moved the color into the petals. For darker accent areas, used Teal Zeal and Elderberry (sparingly).

Die cut 2 frames, smaller opening with linen card stock; larger opening with washi paper (4-7/8" x 4-7/8"). Adhered both to 5" square base card (linen card stock).

Stamped sentiment in Bahama Blue on linen card stock; die cut with Spellbinder die. Added stamped butterflies from same stamp (stamp end) with Brilliance ink. Edged with Copic marker. After adhering to card, added pearl for studs.

Pen and Ink Stamp "Dahlia" 5508J

Memory Box Stamp "Miracles of Springtime" B1766

Die-namics Steel Die Round Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX

Spellbinders' Shapeabilities Tags Five Die S4-081

IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko in Bahama Blue; Teal Zeal; Elderberry

IMAGINE Crafts' Brilliance Pigment Ink by Tsukineko in Pearlescent Coral

Silver Black Velvet 3000S Round watercolor brush

Copic Marker

Pearls from EyeLet OutLet

If you're wondering whether or not the quality of the watercolor brush makes a difference when painting delicate and/or intricate designs, it does! I have now gravitated to this brand of brush at the advice of Sandy Allnock, and I am so glad because the results are so much better.

Over on the Magenta blog, I love this card by Marietta. She marvels at how well Magenta's Nuance watercolor powders blend so well; as you can see, they do!

Magenta Style, Mariette van Leeuwen, Magenta's Nuance powdered watercolors

Click on this link to Mariette's post:

Love! Love! Love! the butterfly card on the Memory Box blog by Jean Okimoto.

Memory Box, Jean Okimoto

Click on this link to Jean's posting on the Memory Box blog:

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you the best in what remains of this "almost-Friday" Thursday!

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