Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bombshell Stamps Iconic Hump Day Hop!

Alison, our hump day head hot shot, has decreed that this month's theme is Iconic.

Here's what she's got to say about the theme.
You will need to break out those fabulous, teeny weeny stamps that come with all of your sets and use them as your focus. You'll be able to use one large image too, but let's keep it as 1 (feel free to use none!). The focus is on all of the little icons.

So, you should have gotten here from Kim's blog.

I love all the secondary stamps and icons that come with all of Bombshell's stamp sets and find them to be tremendously versatile. In fact, I decided that I would not use one of the large stamps and went with a smaller stamp and three icons for my card.

Here it is!

All stamps are from the Hula Girl set. I used the Aloha Bird Banner for the focal image. I used the Serigraph technique to create the background paper. This technique involves brayering different colors of ink, stamping and heat embossing with white embossing powder, more brayering, and then stamping more images using colored ink. Clear as mud? I thought so.

It's freakin' hot here in New Jersey, so I wanted to use a summery palette. I also decided to break out the Distress inks, especially some of the newest colors and do something I had never done before! I actually colored the focal image with the Distress Ink using the Craft Nibs and Craft Nibs holder. That holder is genius!!! It makes using the Craft Nibs so much easier! The Distress pads that I used are: Old Paper, Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Mowed Lawn.

A rather ornate Spellbinders die was used to showcase the focal image and kept the design CAS because I thought the background paper that I created was on the busier side.

I used a full 8.5" x 11" sheet of white cardstock to make my Serigraph patterned paper. I used the leftover pieces for my photo background and will be using them for another card or cards soon!

Let me know if you want details about this technique. I'd be happy to share the info.

Thanks for visiting today!

In case you've gotten lost or want to start all over again,here's the blog hop roster!
Bombshell Blog
Sparkly Engineer Mary
Glittery Katie


  1. Kathi, the background you created is gorgeous! Love it!
    However, your instructions were "clear as mud", you crazy person, you! LOL! So please share the info! Inquiring minds want to know! :^)

  2. P.S. My sister's surgery went really well and she was up and walking (with a walker) this afternoon. Of course, the spinal block hadn't worn off by then! LOL! Thank you for your kind comments regarding her!
    Big hugs,

  3. Looks GREAT!! Great colouring and I love the colours you have chosen for this project!

  4. Beautiful card Kathi i love it! That spellbinders die is perfect!! Cooling vibes frilom a stoopidly hot UK!!

  5. Beautiful card, Kathi! Lovethe background you created and the focal image, too!

  6. Brayer?? DOH...I keep forgetting about using my brayer for backgrounds!! I love how dimensional it looks. Sorry you're all melty...I'd send you cool thoughts, but I live in Texas remember.

  7. This card is so pretty! I love the background. It is too darn hot here in Jersey, this card makes me want to be on a tropical beach somewhere (not the Jersey shore!).

  8. The die cut is perfect for capturing and framing up the image. The background work is absolutely spectacular.


  9. The paper you made with this is just beyond beautiful! I really REALLY like this.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! That background is awesome!:)

  11. Oooooohhhhh!!!!! This is SO pretty! I NEED a brayer? Why I don't have one is beyond me. It's like not having a glue gun! (wink) This is just those colors, and that you didn't use any big images.

  12. This is truly so pretty. That background paper is amazing and I love the bird centered in the label .

  13. Ooh, gorgeous colors, Kathi! I love the coloring & framing of the image and that fab inked background! So pretty!