Friday, March 9, 2018

My Inky Friends Hidden Gems Blog Hop

Welcome to My Inky Friends' Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Hidden Gems from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. With all the excitement of the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs, we thought it would be fun to put the focus back on the annual catalog and show you some products that we love! Should you get lost during the blog hop, you may find a list of participants on the Inky Friends blog page. You may have arrived from Mickey's blog, Paper Conversation, where she featured Pocketful of Sunshine. I'm excited to show you what I created using the Watercolor Wings stamp set. 
I created six 4" x 4" notecards.  There are three different sizes of butterflies in this stamp set and they coordinate with TWO different set of dies - the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. You can click on any of the photos to get a closer look at each card. 
The shape of the Butterfly thinlits die fits right over the butterfly stamped image. Both of the images above were stamped on 2" x 2" watercolor paper using Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo. I lightly spritzed water over the stamped image to make it blurry and added water spots by flicking an Aqua Painter dipped in ink onto the image.
I created the background on these two cards using the dappled water color technique that was featured on the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial this month.  I spritzed a piece of watercolor paper with water and used a very wet Aqua Painter to wash Dapper Denim across the piece. While it was wet, I flicked drops of Daffodil Delight re inker across the piece, then flicked clear Wink of Stella Shimmer. The butterfly above and the Amazing You letters on the black card base were cut out from Marina Mist cardstock. I used a Dapper Denim Stampin' Write Marker across the bottom of the letters and across the top, bottom and center of the butterfly to create an ombre look. I used an Aqua Painter to blend the colors out a little and added Wink of Stella when dry. 

The two cards above were stamped onto 3" x 3" watercolor paper with Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  I used Brushos in Brilliant Red, Yellow and Gamboge and carefully spritzed with water to get the desired angle and effect of the spray.  I used an Aqua Painter and flicked it to make ink drops with Daffodil Delight.  Once it was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment with clear Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Please say hello and leave a comment.  Now it's time to move ahead to see how Tanya used the Pop of Paradise set.  Hop on over to Tinkerin In Ink With Tanya to see what she created for us.

You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting and you can choose me as your demonstrator if you'd like to order from me.
  • Stamp: Watercolor Wings
  • Colors & Ink: Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Brushos, Clear Versamark
  • Embellishments: Thin Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Heat Tool, Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Spritzer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Butterfly Thinlits Dies


  1. Wow, Kris, these cards are just stunning! Love all the different watercolor effects.

  2. These are like little pieces of art. I can envision them in frames, grouped on a wall. Beautiful!

  3. Kris, these are great! I love the crumb cake/ Melon Mambo one with the Linen Thread. It really let's the watercolor butterfly pop.

  4. WOW Kris your cards are stunning. Love all the different watercoloring.

  5. HOly Wow!! You made so many beautiful butterflies, and I love every single one :)

  6. This set has always been a favorite of mine but I haven't given it much love lately. Your cards are fabulous! My favorite is the black amazing you card. The butterfly and the words just pop off the card!

  7. They are all pretty, but that black and blue is amazing!! WOWIE!

  8. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a lovely and unique take on this set!


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