I’ve got a birthday card to share today. I eked this card just in time for my husband’s birthday that we celebrated a few weeks ago…
The card was pretty simple to assemble. The panel was colored with red to pink hues of Distress Ink. I wanted to create a kind of ombre effect which was then splattered with water and then color spray. The image from Jazzy Cats (30-333) was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and the fussy cut. I adhered the image with foam tape on the panel. The sentiment was from Sweet Wishes (30-104). I added the panel on a white card base and voila!
Talk to you soon!
This is a little late. Here’s a sneak peak of a card that was shared at the Simplicity Sisters site two weeks ago.
You can take a look here!
Until next time!
Today I’m sharing a card using a few new stamps I just received.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Sentiment Collection (30-350); Soar (30-345); Pastoral (40-420) Color: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers (Ranger); Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Versamark (Tsukinkeo); Clear Gems (Pretty Pink Posh); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
I wanted to highlight Pastoral (40-420). It’s such a simple yet gorgeous stamp. I first colored a watercolor paper panel with Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to create a sunset effect. I then colored the stamp with different hues of Green Distress markers and then spritzed the image with water. I stamped the image on the panel. Once it was dry I wanted to add a few more images to complete the scene. I used an image from Soar (30-345). I only wanted to stamp the butterflies and colored each butterfly with a different hue of blue Distress markets. I did the same method of spritzing water and then stamped the image. To finish the card, I white embossed a sentiment from Sentiment Collection (30-350) on a black cardstock banner. I added a few clear gems to add texture.
This month flew by. Until April!
Here is a sneak peak of a card I created for the Simplicity Sister blog. It was posted last week but I didn’t get to share my side of it until now. I created this card for niece who just turned 1 a few weeks back.
You can check it here.
Have a great week!
Today I have a birthday card to share. My dear friend (and soon to be sister-in-law) celebrated her birthday this week. I wanted to make something pretty and something to invoke her upcoming nuptials with my brother this summer.
SUPPLIES Stamps: (All Penny Black) Reflection (40-218); Snippets (20-283) Dies: Deco Frame (51-125) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencil (Derwent); Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (Sakura); Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Pumic Stone; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Archival Black Ink (Ranger) Other: Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); Patterned Paper (Studio Calico); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)
I LOVE the stamp Reflection (40-218). It is so elegant and I wanted to color and cut. The image was stamped on Bristol paper and then watercolored with Inktense Watercolor Pencils. I fussy cut the image and trimmed it to size. The Deco Frame (51-125) die was cut from patterned paper. I die cut 2 more and adhered them behind the patterned paper cut to create thickness. The sentiment from Snippets (20-283) was stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed with white EP. I set these pieces aside while I created the panel.
I wanted texture and decided to use Arcrylic paper as my panel. I lightly colored and blended Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then splattered water on the panel and splattered silver color spray. Once dried, I adhered the frame, stamped image and sentiment. I then added the panel using foam tape to a card base.
I’ve added this to the SSS Work it Wednesday January 2016 challenge. The Deco Frame die has its debut on this card.
Until next time!
It’s a gorgeous day here where I live.
I’m on the blog today sharing a simple Valentine’s Day card.
Here’s a peak:
You can find the link here.
Have a GREAT day!
I can’t believe January is at an end. It’s been a frantic month with home renovations that I have very little time to get crafty. I made quick card using a new watercolor set, Gansai Tambi, that I happily purchased for myself.
So far I’m very happy with the set. I decided to use flowers from Pretty Petals (30-288) as my focal point for the card. The image was stamped on Bristol Paper. I know that watercolor paper is the better choice but I personally don’t like the thickness. I use that paper over watercolor if I know that i will be water coloring lightly. I stamped the image three times starting at the center and then to the left and right. I watercolored the flowers starting from light to dark. A blue watercolor border was added around the panel. To add more depth I rubbed Antique Linen and Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the background. To complete the card I mounted the panel on a larger arcrylic paper panel and then added jute twine. The panel was finally mounted on a green card base.
SUPPLIES Stamps: Pretty Petals (30-288); Snippets (30-283) Color: Gansai Tambai Watercolor (Kuretake); Spun Sugar, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Midtone (MFT) Other: Jute (May Arts); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)
I am participating in Simon Says Work It Wednesday. The current challenge is to use something new in the card. There are 2 things that are new – Pretty Petals – it’s the first time I used the set and my new watercolor Gansai Tambi set. I am also participating in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
Enjoy the rest of the week!