Thursday, February 27, 2014

Studio Calico Office Hours Reveal!

It's the 27th and that means reveal day at Studio Calico!!!   The release is available to subscribers right now, and will be available to everyone at midnight tonight.  Today, I'm sharing cards from the main card kit Office Hours and the Water Cooler add-on!  
Let's start with my main kit cards:)  This kit has some fun rainy day stamps that are just perfect for Spring! The little outline stamps were just screaming for some watercoloring, so that's where I went first...

The sun is stamped with some of the new color theory ink.  To get that watercolor look, I spritzed my stamp with water before stamping.  Since the color theory ink is dye-based, it works well with water:)

My second card has a whole 'nother feel:)  I took the "sun" shaped veneer and converted it to a star!  I painted it, glittered it, and the wrapped with a bit of the thread from the kit.  To get a more delicate thread, I unwrapped the fibers and only used 2 of the strands. 

The background is sprayed with a bit of silver mist and I added sequins and mirror stars from the kit.  The sentiment is heat embossed with a bit of silver as well.

Now on to the card add-on!  This kit is called Water Cooler, and it is *very* cool;)  The stamp set is to die for and the papers are fantastic!!!  For my first card, I used one of the stamps to create a simple background.  I added a bit of whimsy with the metallic thread that I unraveled and wrapped around the sentiment. Simple but fun!

My last card uses every single one of the new inks with the fun wave stamp from the kit! 

Don't those inks look yummy:)  And I just love the hand-written feel of the sentiment.  So cute:) 

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you check out the entire release over at Studio Calico!  And stop in to the gallery to see all the goodies the Creative Team have put together!

Mahalo and aloha,


  1. Great cards, LOVE the watercolors on that first one!

  2. WOW! All your cards are awesome! :) The Water Cooler kit looks like some fun and all those ink colors...LOVE! :)

  3. I love all the clever ways you used everything in the kit for your cards! Your 'Star' is amazing and I love how you played with the inks! Such a wonderful showcase of this month's kit, JJ!

  4. Awesome idea to use all of the inks on your last card ... what a fun feel it gives! I would have never thought to put those together on an individual basis. Great showcase of the release, JJ!

  5. Exceptional cards, JJ! SC's new kit and add-on is another winner. I especially love the gray! Wait!, it's the last, rainbow-y card, unless it's the one with the polka dots and big red heart... They are all gorgeous. Perfect way to help us love SC even more! Have a great weekend. Bev

  6. I think each of these cards is special, but the one I had to clip was the get well card. Just love how you paired the sentiment with rain & an umbrella! Also, how you used both stamped raindrops & only watercolored ones!

  7. Awesome projects, JJ! My fave? The umbrella with the curved sentiment! LOVE!

  8. Love all of these!!! Gorgeous work, JJ. Can't wait to get my kits!

  9. oh how I LOVE the first card! It is beautiful! The colors are so pretty and happy and I am totally loving the little scene you made with the raindrops, sun and umbrella. :)


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