Birthday Card

Hello,

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…

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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!

 

 

A Little Note

Hi!

Today I’m sharing a card using a few new stamps I just received.

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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); Clear Gems (Pretty Pink Posh)

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!

 

Happy Birthday

SimplicitySisterheader

Hello!

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.

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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)

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!

 

 

 

 

 

your Dreams…

SimplicitySisterheader

 

Hello!

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.

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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. 

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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!