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Inspired By Stamping : Favourite IBS Stampset

Hi Everyone, today’s card is all about “Favourite IBS stampet “. 
I decided to use the March release stampset “Tulip Bouquet”.  To colour this stamped image in I have played with my water colours. Keeping it light and simple for the centre piece I have used just a bright blue and black paint and for the tones to gray and black.
I repetitively stamped the Floral image in gray on the white card stock base to create my own monochromatic designer paper.
To embellish the card I have used a 1 inch satin ribbon. 
I have added some gray sponging around the base white card stock to dull down the stark white of the card base.
To help highlight the centre cardstock I have used a black pen marker around the edges to make the it pop from the card base.

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Designer Spot Light : Inspired By Stamping

Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store. 
I first stamped the floral image from the “Tulip Bouquet ” stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink. 
I then used an old brush and painted with Masking Fluid over the image with the masking liquid conscious of staying within the stamped image. 

I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks.

Once the ink has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.
I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base. 
 For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock. 
To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.
I hope today’s card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.