Colour Inspiration #6 – High Tide Masculine Watercolour Wash card

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Welcome to another wonderful blog hop by the Colour Inspiration Crew!  You are now at Jacque Williams’ blog in New Zealand!

Challenge #6 features Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Gold:

I had plans for this combination, but I recently received my copy of Stampin’ Success, the Stampin’ Up! magazine for demonstrators.  I was quite taken with the project featured there with this fun background:

stampin up high tide masculine nautical birthday technique


The background is created by smooshing ink onto our clear stamping blocks, spritzing with water, and then stamping!  Each one turns out quite differently.

The stamp set here is HIgh Tide, one that is suitable for the guys, but of course, not limited to!

And here is another version, more in keeping precisely with the colour challenge.

On the first example, I accidentally turned the background image upside down, but in looking at the two, I think I prefer it that way now.  Which do you like?

stampin up high tide gold emboss masculine


But actually my favorite thing about this card is the beams of light.  I intentionally made them “not solid” and I like the effect!

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  1. Bronwyn Eastley

    Wow! Not one, but two amazing cards. Love the artsy look of both. Great use of the colour palette.

  2. Monique Fielder

    Love the cards, the smooshing looks great.

  3. Rachel Palmieri

    I’m not choosing, they’re both so gorgeous. Must have a go at this, I think.

  4. Simone

    Oh these are both so beautiful, I couldn’t pick a favourite. Love that each one turns out so different.

  5. Julia Quinn

    Amazing background and so perfect with the lighthouse – what a wonderful combination of stamp set and technique!!

  6. Nikki Spencer

    Either way that background is stunning Jacque, but that top one gives the effect of the most vibrant sunset…Fab use of these colours! xx

  7. Mel Pagano

    Oh I love this technique, and it works beautifully for these cards Jacquie! You have inspired me to have a play with it again!

  8. Lou Kitzelman

    I love them both Jacque. Your background is such a great backdrop for the lighthouse.

  9. Kelly Kent

    Both versions are amazing Jacque – the colouring is beautiful! And perfectly balanced for the card design! Kelly x

  10. Nicole Wilson

    Both cards are gorgeous, I love the effect that smooshing does… it is different every time which is the best thing about it!. I love that these cards are unisex beautiful! x

  11. Petra

    I love smooching too! I love this card, I have just gotten this stamp set, but have yet to ink it up… I can’t wait!

  12. Kim Oliver

    Hi Jacque, I am a lover of smooshing 🙂 and you can use almost any flat non absorbant surface to smoosh with….window sheets, blocks, plastic bags and each gives a wonderful effect.
    I like both of your cards, they both have their own personality.. But if I was made to choose, I would choose the second card with the darker background..


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