Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stamping for Happy Little Stampers CAS July Challenge

I'm so excited to be one of the Design Team members of

To be on a team with all these talented artists is such an honor!

Our July challenge is

I love stamping.

It's probably my all time favorite card technique.

Is it a technique?

Come see what I did.....

Today I used a favorite inking technique..

Inking with Markers.

I love the soft, almost watercolor look this technique gives.

I inked the stamp with some Stampin' Up! markers,
huffed on the stamp to moisten the ink,
and stamped on a piece of Whisper White.

I used a damp Aqua Painter to blend the ink just a bit.

Stamped a sentiment, scored the edges and adhered the design to a card base.

I love this image that looks like a couple of friends chatting.

Now it's your turn.

Pull out some favorite stamps, ink them up,
and join us at 

And don't forget to go check out the wonderful samples
from the rest of the Design Team.

And how cool is it that the theme is stamping this month st
Virginia's View Challenge

After you link up at HLSCAS you can take your card over to Virginia's too.
A 2fer!

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Enjoy, Special Wishes (both Penny Black)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Markers (Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Garden Green)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Simply Scored (SU), Aqua Painter


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE how you stamped those pretty little birds Bonnie! It looks like you water-coloured them yourself! Such a sweet card and I adore that sentiment! Hazel xx

Betty Keefe said...

what a darling card, Bonnie. i was doing the same technique this afternoon - thanks for the 2fer reminder.

Toni said...

Turned out amazing--love the soft birds.

Loll said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. Love this technique, and it really does look like watercolouring. So happy to be working with you on the HLS CAS team!! xx

jimlynn said...

My huffing and puffing using the markers for stamping never come out this pretty! Just beautiful!

Linda said...

Hi there teamie! This is so pretty ...... I love the watercoloured look to the image. So pleased to be working with you. xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Your birds really look watercoloured! Can't believe it's stamped :) Great technique! Your card is gorgeous!

Kylie said...

The birds are just brilliant, Bonnie. The whole design is beautiful! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh what a beautiful card Bonnie - love it!!

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Lovely watercolour effects and embossing.

Sandy said...

I really have to give this a go - you make a very beautiful card using this technique. I thought you had really painted this with water colors.
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Love the soft colors on the birds - great job using the markers (a technique I really like but find challenging). A perfect CAS card for the challenge!

MaryH said...

Hi Bonnie, saw this beauty over at HLS CAS and of course had to zip in to say, of course I love this lovely bird design. Again, a soft look with your marvelous watercoloring, and a wonderful example of your skill at CAS & beauty too. TFS & Hugs. Happy 4th & a great weekend too.

Virginia Lu said...

You FABULOUS stamping really speaks volumes in this card, Bonnie! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, this is a beautiful card! It does look like you water colored these amazing birds. I love huffing on a stamp after inking it up with markers too, I just don't do it often enough. lol Your sentiment is fabulous as well. Love, love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Greta said...

Congrats on the DT assignment, Bonnie! I love your beautiful card--great stamping technique!

Neets B said...

Such a lovely card, Bonnie. The little touch with your aqua painters makes this so perfect, and great finishing touch with the score lines too x

Barb Ghig said...

Love this technique and your card is absolutely gorgeous, Bonnie! I love the colors and your lovely CAS pretty! And, does look like 2 friends chatting :)

scrappymo! said...

This technique you used, gives a gorgeous soft look!
Beautiful card.

Karen D. said...

so pretty how you used that stamp...

Carol said...

Love this Bonnie, fabulous image and sentiment. Carol x

sue t. said...

Inking with markers- there's an oldie but goodie! Wonderful job!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! I rarely had luck with this coloring, huffing, and stamping technique. Maybe the secret is a little extra water added afterwards. Maybe I'll get brave enough to try again.