Loves Rubberstamps ~ Sensational Sunday Blog Hop ~ Whiff of Joy

It's time for another Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has been busy creating some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Click on each link in the Hop and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the mystery prize. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly draw for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments! So come hop along with us and be inspired to create.

I was inspired by our talented Loves Rubberstamps Video Designer Lynda Evan's fabulous watermark tutorial in her 'Boop Beep Robot Goodie Bag' video, to give watermark stamping a go. I had this cute stamp from Whiff of Joy and a little dude's birthday to celebrate, so thought it was time I gave this technique a go. You can find lots of gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps at the Loves Rubberstamps store. I used my Alcohol Markers to colour the image and I watermarked the paper using a Versamark Watermark Stamp Cube and some leafy floral stamps I had in my stash, you can find stamps that would work for this technique here. I inked the lovely Whiff of Joy sentiment using Memento Olive Grove Ink. I also put a sentiment on the inside of the card which I inked again with Olive Grove Memento Ink.

I love the way the watermark ink looks on this cardstock. Both my hubby and sis when they looked at it, said, gosh it looks like leather! So I thought that was kind of a fun finish to end up with. I diecut the circle for the image using a die that cuts stitches both inside and outside the main cut, but you can find a similar die here. I then mounted the watermarked cardstock on foam pads to give a bit of dimension to the card and added some matching toned enamel dots to finish.

Card Recipe:
Enamel Dots
 Green Cardstock
Stitched Circle Die
Dimensional Foam Pads
Whiff of Joy ~ Lazy Afternoon
Colouring Medium: Alcohol Markers
Sentiment Ink: Olive Grove Memento Ink
Sentiment: Magic Moments by Whiff of Joy
My clever teamies have some utterly yum creations to share with you tonight. They're such a talented crew, so go check out their makes and be inspired. Follow the hop links below to be in with a chance to win the fabulous Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop Candy! You never know where the sweet spot will be! Last month, it was my blog!! You should have arrived here to my blog from Rebecca Billard. Such a fabulous creation this week. Your next stop in the Hop after mine is the super talented Nick. You're gonna love what she has in store for you! Just gorgeous! Have fun hop hop hoppity hopping!

Pam DeChellis
Loves Rubberstamps Store

I'll be back soon with my next crafty adventure. Our new challenge starts on Tuesday, so get in quick if you want to play along with the current challenge theme. You can check it out at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. See you real soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Cards 4 Guys: #76 ~ Dies or Punches
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #88 ~ Cats & Dogs
Stamping Sensations: June ~ Dies or Punches
Papertake Weekly: Trio-Tastic (Enamel Dots)
Crafty Cardmakers: #141 ~ For A Man or Boy
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge: June ~ Furry Friends
Moving Along With The Times: Sewing & Stitching (Stitch Edge Die)
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #319 ~ Your Favourite (Stitch Edge Dies)

Update: I made the 'Top 3' at Moving Along With the Times. I'm so delighted and honoured, thank you! :)


Sarah said…
This is wonderful Wendy, such a great stamp to start with, the layout is brilliant and I can really see the texture!! xx
Pop's Cards said…
Stunning sweetie :0) hugs Pops x
Pamellia said…
This is fabulous Wendy! I love the fancy scalloped border, adds interest without being too feminine. Sweet image, who doesn't love children with their pets!! A wonderful masculine card!

While I am here, I will say Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'For a Man or Boy' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)
Jane Willis said…
I thought the watermarked paper was leather when I first saw it, too. It's a beautiful finish and really sets off your image. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz
Chris said…
Love this one Wends! The image is so cute and beautifully coloured..the design is gorgeous! The watermarked technique adds interest and texture without detracting from the clean simplicity of this card.
crafty said…
love the way you have framed your image.Thanks for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers and More challenge. Mary
Pat K said…
Wonderful card the distressing on this cas make and how you've circled the image. hugs, Pat K x
NickScrapShack said…
This is so cute Wendy! I love how you framed the image. Think I have to try this one day. Always get so much inspiration visiting your blog. Thanks a lot!

Virginia L. said…
Love the coloring and use of scalloped die! Well done indeed! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!
julie_woolston said…
Such a sweet card, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
Hugs Julie xxx
Unknown said…
Love it Wendy! The Watermark does look like leather! Great Job!
Kim x said…
Fabulous card idea Wendy.
Thanks for entering our Men and Boys challenge at CCM&More.
Hugs Kimx
suzanne2 said…
oh Wendy this is adorable, I just love that image and you have coloured it beautifully. what a lovely sentiment inside the card too. Thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
hugs Suzanne x
brenda said…
A great card for our dies and punches theme Wendy.

It lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x
A super cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx
Kimbo said…
So sweet. Love the frame you've created

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x
Lisa xx said…
Oh how adorable, such a sweet image and so perfect for our challenge!

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx
Kat W said…
A gorgeously cute design, love that image and it looks great in the aperture :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
CraftyNatalie said…
Great card, Thanks for joining in over at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie {DT}
pinky said…
Perfectly adorable Wends, what a cute image and love the die cut window. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
coldwaters2 said…
Hi Wendy this is absolutely delightful love the image and the papers a super make.
lorraine x
Shona Hamill said…
Fab card and image! Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Shona xx
Sally H said…
A fabulous card, Wendy! brilliant! Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations for our Dies and punches challenge and good Luck!
Blankina said…
Hi Wendy, what a sweet stamp and love the fauxed stiched circle too. Thanks for your sweet comment at my blog :). Have a nice crafty week, Hugs Blankina
Denice said…
Absolutely stunning Wendy! The watermarked paper caught my eye the paper the look of suede. You rocked this Sunday hop my friend!
Julie said…
Gorgeous card. Love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge.
Unknown said…
This is such a cute card! I love the image and your watermark technique is neat. Thanks for playing along with Moving along with the Times and congrats on your win!
Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pies.
Sue x
OMGosh love this image and the great design! Fabulous.

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