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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Friday, March 21, 2014

Full Color Hop

Thanks for hopping by!  Today the Stampendous and Tombow Design Teams have gotten together for a super fun and colorful Blog Hop featuring some really great products!

The card I'm sharing today is unlike any card I've ever made.  It doesn't have any coloring, but thanks to these wonderful Tombow Dual Brush Pens my card has beautiful colors in the background.  


First I stamped the Stampendous Rattan Weave stamp on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then I scribbled some ink from the purple, blue and green Dual Brush Pens on the Tombow Blending Palette and spritzed it with water using the mister (both the Palette and Mister are included in the Tombow Blending Kit).  I dipped the embossed panel into the watered down ink and kept reapplying ink until I got the look I wanted.  How fun!  The possibilities are endless!  The embossed area resists the ink which allows the pattern to show through.  

Once the panel was dry, I matted the watercolor panel on black card stock and to the card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  I used the greeting from the Happy Messages stamp set by Stampendous and also heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing Powder.

Adding some Mica Fragments seemed to finish the card.  I used  Teal Mica Fragments from the Fusion Stack Art Elements Kit and Lavender Mica Fragments from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements Kit both by Stampendous.

So...are you ready to get hopping?  Here's the list of stops - be sure to leave comments along the way to be in the running for some great prizes!  If you happen to lose your way, stop by the Stampendous blog for more information.

Ok, time to you to hop, thanks for stopping by, take time to get inky today!

Krissy Fossmeyer  (you are here!)







49 comments:

Janelle Stollfus said...

What a fabulously colored card!

Angela Watson said...

Very nice job! I like the contrast between the pinks and the black.

ricki kalp said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the technique..

Betty Heisler said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing the steps you used to create it.

Heather Thompson said...

That is very pretty, thanks for the "How to do's" not everyone gives out their tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Berl said...

Beautiful!

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques!!

Mspollycrafter said...

Cool technique!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Fun Background! Great Card!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful card!!!

Lea said...

Krissy, I love the background of this card. It's awesome! Isn't that a fun technique? Love the colors you used and you're right, the mica finished it off perfectly!

Laurie Saenz said...

Love the colors. You did a great job.

Kailash said...

So cool, love the blend of colors!!!

Judy said...

Love your soft background on your card. It sounds super easy to do. Thanks for sharing with us.

barbara macaskill said...

I love your beautiful card and MUST HAVE the blending kit!!! It is at the top of my must have list!! TFS!

jj said...


Your card turned out great and it sounds like it was a lot of fun to make.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Lovely card, I really like the watercolor effect and the colors you picked.

Sue D said...

What a pretty background and I like the addition of the mica fragments.
Sue in Ohio

HelenM said...

love the colors you used! thanks for the inspiration

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, just beautiful! I do love the background you created and it looks like a fun technique. Just might want to try that. Thanks!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your technique.
I have US address.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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cghundley said...

Love your lovely
card. And the mica
fragments really
add to it.
Carla from Utah

Jean Bullock said...

Love the emboss resist background. Well done.

Con said...

Lovely! great colors and texture too. Enjoyed so much, thanks -con

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card! I love the emboss/resist technique! Thanks for hopping along with the Tombow team.

Linda R. said...

Great card and beautiful color choices!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so soft and pretty!

christi said...

I love the subtle colors on the paper and the mica fragments really added to it. very pretty card.

Clare D. said...

What a great technique! I am going to have to give this a try! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very Nice!

Iris said...

So pretty - I love the blended ink and the mica fragments.
isoscia at aol dot com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty background

Nancy Carroll said...

Great Card! So different. Thanks for the inspiration!

Janis said...

Subtle and lovely beyond words!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love how you created the background! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful technique!

Katie said...

I love your watercolor background, thanks for telling us what you did. And I love the mica fragments that you added too. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Barbara Swavely said...

The mica fragments were a nice touch!

Chris W said...

The background technique is great! And I do love the added touch of the mica pieces!

Carol said...

Gorgeous project! I love Stampendous and Tombow, such a great combination. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy C. said...

Very pretty card! Love the color combination!

Sherry Butcher said...

wonderul. Love the colors, the style and so glad you chared.

Linda Storey said...

I have never seen the Mica on anything before. It is very cool looking, thanks for showing me something new. I LoVe the back ground colors on the card. Thanks for the chance to win, this has been fun... ;0)

dixiedog65 said...

simple card with nice use of colors

Robin B. said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors and the mica fragments, thanks for sharing.

TSaunders said...

What a beautiful card in it's simplicity. I love the mica technique...I'll have to try it sometime.

Curt in Indy said...

Hey Krissy! Love that watercolor panel on this card. Just beautiful. And the mica frags add so much. Hope all is well! Hugs, Curt

Curt in Indy said...

Hey there! Where ya been??? LOL Slacking I see. . .Hope you are doing well. Wanted to say hello! Best, Curt

michelegeorgern said...

Love the soft colors. The mica fragments are the perfect embellishment