School’s is finally out and we all can breathe a sigh a relief. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to summer as much as this year. I guess it’s because my kids are now both taking finals and that added stress at the end of the year can feel never ending.
Today I’m sharing a card using the very cute Penny Black Especially Micey (30-410) clear set.
This cute little image was colored with watercolor markers and the fussy cut. I adhered this little guy with foam tape to a card base covered with patterned paper from the Painted Blooms collection (80-009). The sentiment is from Happy Snippets (30-358). I added black paper sequins to finish the card off.
I also have a card on the Simplicity blog that was showcased a few weeks ago. Here is a sneak peak.
For more details on this card, click here.
Last week, the Simplicity Sisters blog share a post with a trio of cards that I made. Here is a sneak peek…
I needed to make more than one Mother’s Day card as well as a birthday card so the trio of cards came to fruition.
For more details and the full reveal click here.
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!
It’s my turn again on the Simplicity Sister blog!
Here’s a sneak peak.
For more details, click here.
See you soon!
Guess what?! I’m now a Simplicity Sister! I’m so very excited to join all the ladies in this group. If you’ve been following my blog, I tend to gravity to the clean and simple look. Watch out for more this Thursday!
And to check out my “sisters” past work, click on here.