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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
I finally am making time to share a card before the month ends. My family is on vacation and I just didn’t have the time to post during all the preparation and packing. We are away for a month escaping the heat and visiting family.
My husband’s birthday was a few months ago and I had made 2 cards for him. This is the second card also using the clear set Man’s Best Friend (30-120). As you may know, I adore this set.
I just love this little dog image and I thought I’d have him run through some “grass”. I used an image from the Sprigs (30-284) set which I stamped with various shades of green ink. I used blue shades of Distress Ink to create the sky. Taking patterned paper from the Painted Blooms (80-009) collection, I created a frame using the Flower Portrait (51-114) die set. Finally, I used my scoreboard to create narrow vertical lines on my card panel.
Ths is my favorite of the two. It just makes me smile.
Hope you enjoy your week.