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.
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!
I’m a little late in sharing this.
I created this tag a few weeks back for a gift my daughter planned to give to her 1st grade buddy. I wanted it to fun and colorful….
I used a few stamps that hadn’t seen ink in a long time. I simply stamped the cityscape with black ink. The MFT Santa was stamped and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I fussy cut them and placed it on the tag with foam adhesive. The tag was colored with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink to create a ombre effect. I also used a sparkling pearl pen to create snow. I eventually punched a hole in the tag and added a red tag hole reinforcement before I placed it on the Christmas gift.
One more day ’til Christmas!
It’s a busy week but I’ve, hopefully have a jump start to it.
Here is another card using products from the latest PB Christmas release.
This is a very simple watercolor card.
I first second generation stamped snowflakes from Soft Grace (30-311) using Scattered Straw Distress Ink on my Bristol Paper card panel. I inked La Fleur Rouge (40-413) with Distress Markers and then lightly sprayed water. I added a sentiment from Season’s Gifts (30-316). The panel was mounted on red cardstock and then finally mounted on my card base.
Until next time.
It’s been a very busy week and will be busier as Christmas approach. As promised, here is a Christmas shaker card I created a few weeks back.
I love shaker cards. They’re just so fun. They’re easy to assemble. The hardest part, I think is to line up your 2 panels together. But other than that, easy peasy. I used Christmas Friends (30-084) as the center piece of the card. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I inked Crystal Pattern (40-162) for the background. The sentiment is from Let It Snow (30-086). And to add a little interest, I added Perfect Pearls Spray on my circle frame.
Enjoy the week!
I’ve got a series of Christmas cards and tags that I will share over the next few weeks. I made these a few weeks ago and just didn’t have a chance to share. Working on crafty things gets difficult during the holiday season as I do a lot of school related activities for my children.
I wanted to use this die again and just try to make my card simple. Alas, my sentiment is a little crooked. It’s still pretty…
On a card panel, I added Blueprint Sketch at the top center. I then added Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass as I moved toward the edges of the panel. Using a wet paintbrush, I splattered water on the colored area. I die cut Crystal Chain (51-067) several timed and adhered all together. I then added the die cut over the colored are of my panel. A sentiment from A Wish for Peace (30-136) was added on the bottom right below the die cut. Finally I added gems over the die.
Hope you all are enjoying the weekend.