Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
For my card I used the new Concord & 9th, Flourish stamp set along with Sophisticated Script for my sentiment. There was just something about this pretty floral set that made me want it, it has a romantic old fashion feel in my opinion and I love the fact that you can build using the different stamps from the set.
To create my card, I inked up each of the stamps, one at a time with the following distress ink colors and then misted the inked up stamp with water before stamping: crushed olive, picked raspberry, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade. I also cleaned the large stem stamp and inked up just a portion of the leaves and added two extra leave images and flowers. Once my stamping was done, I misted my watercolor paper and took a paint brush and ran it around the edges of some of the flowers to soften the edges. When I first saw the Sophisticated Script set I was a little intimidated thinking it would be hard to line up and stamp with but boy was I wrong, it was so easy stamping the hello sentiment on my card. I know I'll use this set for years to come, it has such a beautiful handwritten look to it. Once all of my stamping was done, I used foam tape and adhered it to my card front which I had added a strip of black cardstock to, and then I added on some iridescent sequins.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Petite Pots (last years anniversary set) and Garden Variety for the watering can. I used a piece of watercolor paper to watercolor some brocade blue ink for my background, then once it was dry I stamped my happy birthday sentiment and matted my watercolor piece to a die cut scalloped mat. I die cut all my pieces and stamped the watering can, bird and flowers using daffodil delight, going gray, summer sun and new leaf.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Happy Friday, crafty friends! Yesterday I was in the mood to create something on the cute side so after looking on the sites I follow, I found two challenges I thought I would join in, and created a birthday shaker card.
I'm entering my card in this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge with it's neon colors and the Lawnscaping Challenge which is to use flowers on your card.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
For my card I used a new to me stamp set by Concord & 9th, Wildflower. I used a piece of watercolor paper and stamped my images using a Versa Mark ink pad and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I used some Tim Holtz distress inks, festive berries, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and cracked pistachio to do my watercoloring. For my sentiment I used the My Favorite Things stamp set, Label Maker Sentiments and stamped them using a black Palette ink pad. The whole watercolored panel was popped up using foam tape and added to my white card base. To add a little shimmer to my card, I added some iridescent sequins scattered throughout my flowers.