Stamping retreat goodness

Hey there!  My husband finally got home on Wednesday, safe and sound.  So happy.  We spent the day as a family and then I turned around to head to a stamping retreat with my friends.  It is the last trip to this favorite place of mine, since they are closing due to family commitments.  Boo!  We have been laughing like crazy – so good for the soul.

Just popping in to share a card that went up on the Hero Arts site.  Super simple.  I just embossed the floral images with white embossing powder on heavy watercolor paper.  I then used a ink applicator to cover it heavily with Wild Honey and Broken China Distress Ink.  To get it to blend, I sprayed it heavily with water containing Perfect Pearls.  After letting it dry, it blends and looks super cool shiny.  The metallic silvery-gray is actually paper I created.  I just heavily covered white cardstock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then sprayed with the Perfect Pearl water.  After letting it dry, I punched it.  Easy.

042310 Smile JenMcGuire
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flowers and greeting); Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister; Broken China, Pumice Stone and Wild Honey Distress Inks; Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Liquid Pearls.

Some linky fun for you:

  • Was having a down-sort-of-weekend and my dear friend Michelle must have sensed it.  Her kind heart arranged a fun card collection for me to make me smile – totally surprised, totally needed, totally appreciated… and it totally worked.  Thanks to you all, ladies.  God was good when he introduced me to you all on this great place we call the web.  I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the fab cards HERE.
  • Not sure glitter is for you?  THIS card will make you believe.  Love it. :)
  • Oh my.  One of the most adorable layouts ever HERE.
  • THIS is cool.  That's all I can say.  So cool.
  • THIS is awesome.  Want to do.  Especially with the girls when they are here all summer.
  • While away this weekend, Ken told me he tried a recipe from the new Jamie Oliver Food Revolution book.  He said it was incredible.  It was a 20-minute pasta dish with all fresh ingredients.  Huge hit.  Many people asked if I had tried his recipes, so I thought I would pass on the good review.

OK… off to get some work done.  Have a great weekend.

89 CommentsCards, Cool links

  1. Shari (cricutrookie)

    Jennifer, I’m glad to hear you have your hubby back. Your card is so pretty!

  2. Love this card, very beautiful colors!

  3. Omgosh! That card is amazing!!

  4. so happy to hear that your husband got home safe and sound! =) beautiful water color effect! gorgeous card! Have a happy weekend!

  5. Suz

    Cute card thanks for always inspiring me.

    Glad your hubby made it home safe & sound

  6. {vicki}

    Beautiful card!

  7. JenGallacher

    awwww!! You’re such a great friend, Jennifer!

  8. rachel


  9. Donna C.

    FAB-U-LOUS is all I can say, I just love everything about this card. You are just so talented!!!!

    Donna C.

  10. Victoria in Ohio

    Amazingly beautiful card – will have to try that one! Glad your husband is home safe and sound!

  11. Great card!
    Glad your hubby made it home safe!

  12. I so love the way the colors just melt together, I can see I need more colors of the Distress Inks.

  13. So happy to hear that your hubby is safely home. The card you made is totally wonderful! You are soooo clever! :) xx

  14. KathyK

    very pretty card :)

  15. Charmaine

    Glad your honey made it home safely!

    Loved this card so much I went right to work! I made tags/bookmarks out of the creations I made. I put them up on etsy hoping to earn a little extra cash. But wanted you to see how much you inspired me!


  16. Kay G.

    Glad your husband made it home safely! I love the card. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Wasn’t sure I wanted the pumice stone, but I love the effect it gives with the perfect pearls. You are such and enabler Teehee!! The card is beautiful. Love how the Broken China and Wild Honey meld together and give a green hue in the middle. Very pretty. Inspiring as always!!

  18. Amy

    Glad your husband made it back home! Beautiful card!

  19. questa card è bellissima! mi piace tutto: colori, soggetto, impostazione…

  20. Sarah M

    Such a pretty card, Jennifer!

  21. francine

    Jennifer, this card is wonderful. Simple in design yet so elegant! I have tried it with the stamps and inks I had and it turned beautiful. Thank you for sharing your great talent and passion with us all.

  22. Mel H

    I love this card…the colors are so springy and bright for such a BLAH day here!

  23. Gina E

    Such a pretty card! Thankfully your husband got home safely. Have fun at your retreat!

  24. Mel H

    What pretty colors in this card, livening up a BLAH day here!

  25. Angela W

    Fabulous Card, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing it!

  26. Glad your husband is home and hope you receive our cards soon! :)

  27. allison

    Love the Wild Honey & Broken China (my fav) together!! I used your technique of creating your colored paper with Distress Inks on my last project. I was die-cutting a whale and needed 2 shades of gray paper. I only had light gray, so I created the darker shade of gray by coloring the light gray paper with the Weathered Wood ink. It worked perfectly!

  28. annette abrahamson

    love, love, love your smile card….soooo beautiful!

  29. Dixie C.

    I really love this card! I love to see how you play with your supplies. It’s the way i like to approach stamping as well.

  30. Sherry Bullard

    This card is georgous! And the new pumice stone ink is my new favorite distress ink. I have almost always used the vintage photo that was always my fav to distress with but I am so loving the new pumice stone!

  31. Shannon

    Very cute card! So glad to hear your hubby finally made it home safe.

    I’m so sad that Jamie Oliver’s show is over for the season. :-( I really enjoyed watching it. I’ll have to check out his book…sounds interesting.

  32. Kelli

    Beautiful card! I really wonder about the easy…may just have to buy some Perfect Pearls and find out!! =)

  33. Leslie R

    I love this card! Thanks for sharing it and all the links. Thank goodness your husband got home safely.

  34. Jessica B.

    I’m a little behind in my comments but wanted to say that I am SO glad to hear your husband made it home safe and sound.
    I also love these posts where you link us to different things that you have found. I cannot wait to try the stamping on acrylic pieces. That layout was so cool. Thank you for sharing with me.

  35. I really LOVE this card. Just bought the stamp and distress inks and hope to CAS you soon. TFS, I love everything you do!!!

  36. Michel E

    Love love love this card.

  37. Wow! Lovely creation, Jennifer! Thanks for the inspiration to try this technique.

  38. Jamie V

    After the kids go to school- I am trying this technique!

  39. That is such a beautiful card!

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