Day 3 of the Trio Challenge

Welcome to Day 3 of my Trio Challenge with my girls Kathy and Lucy. Today we will all be using the Hero Arts Classic Holly stamp

I decided to have some fun using Twinking H2Os and some VERY thick 300lb watercolor paper. I learned about this fun paper from Memory Box Dave. I LOVE it. It is like watercolor chipboard. So classy. I just stamped the holly with Versafine Black Ink and clear heat embossed. Then I painted in the image with Twinkling H2Os…

100410 KLJ Day 3
For the soft blue background, I used Twinks along with lots of water and really saturated the paper. Once dry, I distressed the edges and inked them a bit. And stamped over it with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and the Hero Arts Friend Definition.

100410 KLJ Day 3 a
So, I have for years struggled with getting a good black heat embossed image. I finally figured it out: Versafine Black Ink plus Clear Embossing Powder. Perfection. Detail and lovely…