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Beside Me for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop- July 2023

Here is my card using the Beside Me stamp set.

Hello fellow stampers! You are visiting with Theresa McEntee-author of Theresa’s Treasures Paper Crafts. I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop today. There are several of us- you will find the list to follow the hop at the end of my blog post. Please visit everyone!

The Ink & Inspiration Challenge is both an image and a color challenge.

Here is the photo for the challenge. A fun and relaxing scene.

I was inspired by the photo to think of a great time on the beach during summer break. Fortunately, I had a stamp that conveys a moment of that summertime fun.

The image is part of the Beside Me stamp set. (The “Happy Birthday ” sentiment is from the Inked & Tiled stamp set.)

I had been wanting to try embossing in white emboss powder on a colored background for quite a while. I was also interested in coloring with the Watercolor Pencils using the White pencil first.

A little about how I created this card:

First I embossed the image using the White Emboss Powder & a heat tool. Tip: Remove the heat as soon as the embossing powder melts. Too much heat results in the embossing chipping off the paper.

Next I colored the entire image with the White Watercolor Pencil.

Then I used the the colored Watercolor Pencils.

For the inside, I kept it simple.

This technique was a lot of fun to try. I want to make more!

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of this challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by. Stop by the rest of the blogs today for more inspiration!

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Hello, my name is Theresa. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband of 30 years. I am a retired Family Physician. I love having time now to create and craft, so much so that I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator more than 5 years and am having a blast! Not only do I get to craft, I meet new friends from all over the world! Crafting gives me something positive to do and to share with others. I love to have my monthly Zoom Card Making Classes so others can craft with me. I have so much fun creating the cards for others to make! My blog was initially geared toward the beginner stamper in order to help others get started stamping on their own at home. If you need information to get started, look for my first blogs. My more recent posts have been cards and projects for Blog Hops and challenges. Stop by to see my projects and those of folks from around the world! Add more creativity to your life today!

14 thoughts on “Beside Me for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop- July 2023

  1. Great use of that stamp set for this theme. I love your coloring technique too!

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