Saturday, June 25, 2016







Happy Saturday!  I am popping in with a card to share for this month's Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop!  











I  started with watercolor paper.  I used some make up brushes to brush on and blend some ranger inks.  The make up brushes are a game changer for me when it comes to blending.  I do not think I have ever been able to achieve such a smooth look before with so many inks.  

I have included a picture of a couple of panels I practiced on.  The blending is so soft and buildable.



Link to Make Up Brushes I used from Amazon.


I had to add some water splatters along with some ink splatters to my final panel because I like them. Plus the inspiration photo has some splatters as well.




I cut in half the Split:  Just a Note stamp set and embossed in white to create the look of the loopy images in the inspiration photo as well has to have a place for my sentiment.  I embossed in blue the sentiment from Bold & Beautiful stamp set and die cut with the coordinating image.
I kept the card pretty simple.  I popped up the sentiment and finished with some clear sequins.


As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Betty. Love your blog.

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  2. Betty your card is super I love all the bright colors and your take on the inspiration photo.

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  3. I'd love to have a link for the brushes! The Clarity brushes are so expensive, I'love love your less expensive alternative!

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  4. Love your background Betty! beautiful colors and splatter - and the splits stamping is a lovely framing for your die cut sentiment!

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  5. Very pretty and great take with the inspiration picutres colors !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

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  6. What a beautiful card! Takes me back to when we were using a stiff brustle brush-pouncing technique to apply color, which was so much more effective for me than when I try the new-fangled "blending tools"! Thanks for the great reminder and the link to your brushes.

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  7. Betty your bg is beautiful! So many colors, and blended swimminly! Thanks for the tip about the brushes.

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  8. Stunning card! I really love your background.

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  9. Stunning work Betty! Love this. Your background is flawless. I hear the hot item these days are the Clarity Stencil Brushes , but everyone seems to be out of them. I'll have to check out these makeup brushes.

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  10. Great background and I love the way you used the split!

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  11. Oh, what a pretty brushed and splattered background!! I was wondering if makeup brushes would work... I have a couple lying around somewhere, unused--I will have to see if I can find them. Your card has inspired me to try them out, as it is gorgeous!!!

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  12. stunning card, betty!! love the background you created!! the blending is just amazing!!

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  13. What a delightful design! Your blending is perfect and I love the texture of paper.

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  14. Beautiful card Betty! Love the fabulous blended and splattered background you created. I attempted to create a card with a blended background and ended up going in a different direction entirely since I was having trouble achieving the look I wanted. May have to give some makeup brushes a try.

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  15. Amazing card, your background is wonderful! Just beautiful!

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  16. This is fabulous! I'm so intrigued about the makeup brushes, too. Mustvguvectgat a try! :)

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  17. The loops on the Splits stamp echoes some of the shapes on the inspiration piece, and it was a great idea for a focal point. The colors are lovely -- great card!

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  18. WOW...this is incredible Betty! That background is just gorgeous and I'm amazed that make up brushes achieved this beautiful look! I wonder if the Clarity brushes that are so popular right now are similar to the makeup brushes? (The makeup brushes are probably cheaper too!!) Love how you used the sentiment split stamp too...very creative!! :0)

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  19. Lovely, incredible and super inspiring! Your sentiment is placed perfectly on that amazing background!

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  20. Gorgeous background. I was just thinking the same thing as Marcia Hill and the Clarity brushes. Your card just popped right off Nichole's blog! I just had to have a closer look and I'm so glad I did!

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  21. Beautiful card...awesome interpretation...

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  22. your background looks gorgeous, wonderful colorful card

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  23. Gorgeous, Betty! Looks like you've mastered those make-up brushes with ink. Your splatters are fab and love the split sentiment. It's so fun to see the different interpretations. Want to CASE yours!

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  24. Gorgeous background!! Does your watercolor paper have the pinstripe line running through it, or was that a stamp? Either way, I love it!

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  25. Betty, you are so clever!! This card is amazing, I love that you used make-up brushes to get that wonderful blended look!! Fabulous card Betty!!

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  26. What a gorgeous background....spectacular colors!!!

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  27. Beautiful card! Your color blending is gorgeous.

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  28. Wow, wow, wow! What a gorgeous card with stunning colors! And make-up brushes....I need to give that a try!

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  29. OK, that is awesome - make-up brushes - looks amazing!

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  30. Love the bursts of color, Betty ~ this is stunning!

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  31. I think I may have to try blending with brushes Betty - I've tried everything...sponges, daubers and I never seem to be able to get a smooth, even finish like this. I love this stunning, vibrant background..just gorgeous!

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  32. Those brushes just might be a game changer ... love your design.

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  33. Holy cow, is this ever gorgeous! Thanks for the tips on the makeup brushes!

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  34. Your background is fantastic. It makes me think of fireworks!

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  35. OH, Betty, this is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous take on the challenge.

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  36. Your card is fantastic! Now, where are my old make-up brushes??? ;)

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  37. This is one of my favorite cards EVER! Gorgeous!

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  38. One of my favorite cards in the hop--just love what you did here, Betty! I have the splits & need to use it--you've inspired me!

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  39. Fabulous, Betty! Love your take on the inspiration piece!

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  40. Oh, this is gorgeous and so fun, Betty!

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  41. This is so beautiful Betty, the make up brush is a good idea, I tends to buy and end up with a lot of them, now I know how to put them into good use! : )

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  42. Wow...simply stunning and I love your use of the make up brushes, what a wonderful look it creates. Can't wait to give it a try!

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  43. With the set of brushes you linked to, do you use all 5 of the large brushes for this technique? Is there much difference between the different shapes? I would like to have a different brush for each color family, so I'm wondering if i can do that with this set. Thanks!

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