Shana Gaff
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew: Blended Bloom Edition

Welcome back to another round of The Stamp Review Crew! This week's set is a single stamp that I was really excited to get when Blendabilities were first introduced. Now that we no longer have them, I'm not so excited about it because I don't really like to color. Mostly because I stink at it! :) I found a way around that by doing a watercolor background, which was really easy.

My colors were inspired by the color challenge at Fab Friday. Great spring colors!

The colors don't photograph very well so here's a different shot. Not sure if it's any better! Lol

I started by inking up the Watercolor Wash background stamp in Island Indigo, spritzed it with water, then stamped it off on scrap paper before stamping it onto my Watercolor paper. I repeated this with Hello Honey, then dried it with my heat tool. After it was dry, I stamped the flower in Basic Black and then used my Aqua Painter to add more Island Indigo to the folds on the flower. I got my whole card assembled and then decided it would be a good time to try my new clear Wink of Stella. It sure doesn't look clear to me! It looks more gold and boy does it come out of the pen fast! Lesson learned to test things out first! :)

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Blog Roll:

  1. Bruno Bertucci
  2. Jennifer Timko
  3. Martha Inchley
  4. Kelly Kent
  5. Debra Burgin
  6. Jessica Williams
  7. Shana Gaff
  8. Tanya Boser
  9. Nikki Spencer


  1. That background is awesome Shana and l love the card design. The addition of Wink of Stella was perfect..:0) xx

  2. What a cool treatment for this stamp -- amazing and beautiful!

  3. What a fun technique Shana. I love the effect it gives to your background!

  4. Cool background! When you've got a great look like this there's no need for fancy coloring! I think the WoS in the center looks great! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. That's a great idea for those that don't like to color - so pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  6. Very nice card!! I love the background!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

  7. What beautiful background texture you've created on this card. Amazing. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.

  8. What a great way to use this stamp without coloring it in!