Wednesday, February 26, 2014

happy day

(Note: Please scroll down or click here to see my CASual Fridays post! Thank you!)

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I'm honored to be guesting at my friend Mariana Grigsby's blog today!
If you don't know Mariana, you'll want stop by and see her inspiring cards and layouts.
She has a wonderful style and I love her start-to-finish videos that are fun to watch.


Mariana has started having monthly themes on her blog, and February's theme is
BUTTERFLIES & HEARTS.

I was asked to create and share a card based on the theme and here it is.


See the hexagon background? I call it "water stamping with a stencil".
After ink distressing white card stock with distress inks, I spritzed some water
on a stencil and pressed it on the inked surface.


When I lifted the stencil, the wet portion took away the color
and left behind a "ghost" image. After drying the surface with a heat gun, I gold embossed
the sentiment and added some hearts and butterfly punched from gold card stock.

I'm also linking this up to the Happy for Hexagons Challenge over at
Moxie Fab World since I used a hexagon (honeycomb) stencil, as well as
Winnie & Walter's Join in to Win.

Big thanks to Mariana for having me as a guest designer,
and thank you for stopping by!



37 comments:

  1. Wonderful composition and color. Ghost stamping really adds so much, going to try it.

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  2. Oh WOW, Donna! So gorgeous! Love the water stencilling technique - what a fab idea!! I'll be giving this a try for sure!!

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  3. Fabulous, Donna! I love the water stamping effect.

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  4. Such a cool technique, the background looks amazing!

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  5. Wow…..a great technique! Love the gold embossed Winnie & Walter stamp!

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  6. Love the subtle look from the water stamping technique - beautiful card!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this card with me. You are super talented, Donna! It was great to feature your card on my blog! Hugs!
    Mariana

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  8. Donna, this is so bright and happy! Love the look you achieved with the stencil.

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Makes me happy! I can't wait to try this.

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  10. BEA U TI FUL! Thanks for the info on wet stenciling.

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  11. How gorgeous! Love the rich and deep inking from the stencil and water!! You did a brilliant job on this guest design, Donna!

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  12. I love the background you created with those vibrant colors and this cool technique! Just fabulous!

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  13. Ok that is one cool technique and it looks beautiful on your card!

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  14. This is a Donna card for sure! Just love the gold embossing against these wonderful colors! And congrats on the new DT position at CAS-ual Fridays - a perfect match for you both!

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  15. How gorgeous! The colors snd embossing....lovely!

    Congrats on the guestie spot!

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  16. I have NEVER seen this technique before...Donna, you are gonna have to start doing some video, you know that, right? This card looks amazeball!!!! I love the color combo, the wet stencil look and the gold embossing...hot mama, it's gorgeous!

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  17. All that shiny goodness of gold on those sweet brights.... you are a genius Donna!

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  18. Donna, Donna, DONNA!! Holy smokes is this a stunner of a card! Those colors! That technique (what?!?)! The gold! Those teeny-tiny hearts! Whew, I'm outta breath : )

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  19. Oh my, Donna...this card is GORGEOUS! You always seem to take color to the next level! I love those rich colors and your gold embossing is such an elegant touch! I really love this card!!!

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  20. stunning background and what a gorgeous card, Donna! so happy to see you guest design for Mariana! you know i adore you and your work! =)

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  21. Thanks for the tips on ghost stamping - love the effect.

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  22. This is super gorgeous. Love this technique and your beautiful design!

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  23. Another gorgeous idea for using a stencil Donna. The colours are stunning.

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  24. Stunning, Donna - just LOVE the fabulous gold "happy" :)

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  25. This is very clever and the result is beautiful.

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  26. Oh wow stunning! Off to try this! Ger x

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  27. Swoon. Gorgeous. Stared at this card for way too long... ;)

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  28. Another gorgeous card, Donna! The colors are so gorgeous and your water stamping technique is awesome. Love it as usual!! Thank you for showing The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set so much love and linking up.

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  29. Cool technique! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Great card! Like the colors! Thanks for sharing this technique! Must give it a try!

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  31. Hi Donna!
    Gosh, I tell ya! It's such a treat stopping by your blog. Love seeing what you've made! This card is absolutely fantastic!

    And, hey, thanks for linking it up to the MFW Happy for Hexagons challenge!

    Teri

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