DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello Waffle Flower friends!  I haven’t done a card with a video for awhile, so decided I would share that with you today.  I based my inspiration and starting point for my card using this month’s challenge photo inspiration.  Instead of looking at the whole photo as the inspiration, I selected one object from it, the bird painting in the background.  So I started with the feather stamp first, then went with blue and tan for my colors.
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As I started getting my supplies together, I remembered when I learned about the stamp kissing technique, and thought I need to do that again!  You can see in the video the texture I got by kissing the circle polka dot stamp to the inked solid feather stamp.  I mention in the video that there is a little ink smooshing too.  So I have a little of that and the polka dots, but great texture, and that is what I was going for instead of a solid feather image.
I wasn’t planning on using the little mermaid, but the flow of the feathers and the other stamping, made a perfect little sea home for her.  The feathers reminded me of kelp or seaweed floating.  Okay, so maybe you and I know they are feathers, but to the recipient, they won’t know!  I think the texture from the stamp kissing also help make that elusion that they are floating in water.  For the mermaid, instead of coloring her in after stamping, I blended the same ink colors on cardstock and then stamped her.  I think she came out so pretty, soft, so calm and pretty floating in her ocean.
I have a video to share how the card came together!  
Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel.
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