Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happily Grateful

Hello,  Angie here!  Today I am sharing the gorgeous stamp set Happily Grateful.  This set includes a gorgeous butterfly, and a leafy branch along with flowers and leaves.  As soon as I saw this stamp set I started thinking about using the branch and pairing it with a technique that Robin Clendenning shared with some of us back in the fall.

The technique is spray starch on watercolor paper, Brushos (or powdered coloring medium) sprinkled on the paper, then take cling wrap and scrunch it all over the liquid ink.  Let dry completely before lifting cling wrap.  The background will be different every time!

I followed Susie Williams's suggestion and created an entire background sheet with this technique. Even after die cutting the circle I have plenty for future projects.  

Using the MISTI I stamped the branch image on the white card base several times to get the rich black coverage, then I glued down the circle and stamped several times on the circle.  The sentiment is one of two sentiments that are included in the Happily Grateful stamp set which can be found in the Red Rubber Designs online store! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have great day!


  1. How beautiful. You are always so creative Angie. Great use of the MISTING. I love the bold lines in these images.

  2. Lovely - a real taste of spring

  3. Very striking! Awesome technique and colors!!


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