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Hello Life, Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

This card starts with a Bermuda Bay card base. I stamped the sentiment with Bermuda Bay on Whisper White, cut it out and ran the edges of it with the Tangerine Tango ink pad (I LOVE a pop of colour!) and then layered it on a mat of Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheet cut to fit. I stamped the hearts along the edge with Whisper White ink.

Tip: In order to have the stamps line up perfectly, I lined the stamps themselves up on the acrylic stamping block before stamping! 

Now, because I made this card before the Blendabilities were discontinued, I used the Blendablities to colour the Pearl Basics Jewels and the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers. 

Tip: If you don't have Blendablities you can use the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to layer a pop of colored cardstock under the Epoxy Stickers instead! There are also some stamps that coordinate with the hearts and stars in the epoxy sticker set! In fact, the tiny hearts in the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers would fit perfectly over the tiny hearts in the Hello Life stamp set!

Check this out! I did some experimenting…I used an Aqua Painter, some rubbing alcohol and a classic ink pad to color the pearls and it worked quite well!! Check out my experiment below…

I squeezed a bit of ink from the ink pad onto it's lid, then used an Aqua Painter to pick up some rubbing alcohol and then picked up some ink from the ink pad lid and painted the pearls! Here I used Melon Mambo to experiment, I haven't tried other colours yet to see if they all work the same. alchol & ink colouringI also tried using a marker- I coloured the marker onto an acrylic stamp block, then used the Aqua Painter and alcohol to pick up the ink to color. The pearl on the left was colored with the marker- it didn't work as nicely on that one, but worked ok on another one not shown. I may need to experiment with the markers a little more 🙂  alcohol & aqua painterHere is a sample I did on Whisper White cardstock: the hearts are stamped with Tuxedo Black; the top heart is coloured the same way as the pearls with alcohol and the ink pad- it coloured the image quite nicely! The second heart was watercoloured using the Aqua Painter, water and the Melon Mambo ink pad. The water pilled the paper a bit, while the alcohol didn't! 

I tried this experiment with the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers too and it didn't color the larger heart as nicely as it did the pearls, but that's okay, using the coordinating punches with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack will work perfectly! Now, when I have a bit more time I will test out a few more colours to see if this works with all the ink colors! I am hoping this will be a great option to colour in those stamps!

I'd love to hear if you give this a try and weather or not it works well with other colours! 

Tomorrow I will be showing you another fun coloring technique! wink

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