Friday, August 28, 2020

Birthday Butterflies


Nothing screams fun to me more than a brightly colored card!  

A friend of mine recently had a Birthday and we all know just how odd it is to have a milestone during this time of Pandemic and not really be able to celebrate in the same ways we are accustomed to.  I wanted to be sure she had a bit of happy in her day so I created this card with that in mind.

She and I both have an affinity for Butterflies so I knew I just had to incorporate those on her card.  I used a stamp set that was in my Monthly Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Butterflies.  I love the details in these stamps and think they look awesome just stamped in a really crisp black ink.

Background was a fun mix of Glimmer Mists in the colors Fully Purple and Pink Bubblegum.  I just played around with those colors and a plain water sprayer until I liked what I saw.

For the greeting, I used another SSS set called Window Frames.  There is something about this type of font and positioning that I really liked how its all justified to the left - something different.

I used a piece of Watercolor paper for my main image area and a piece of DSP from Forever In Time "Perfect Prints - Vivid Dots" paper stack.  Craft cardstock is from Stampin' Up!  Embellishments are also Stampin' Up!

I used the die from Tim Holtz called Stacked Deckle to cut my final image.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Elfie fun

Holiday Cheer with these sweet little Elves

I used the super fun first snow stencil from Heffy Doodle.  Tumbled Glass Distress Ink 
and Memento Black.  I also added some Glimmer Paste from Nuvo in the color 
Moonstone over top of the stencil to create the shiny snow balls.

For the elf, I used Copic Sketch Markers in 
YG05, YG09, B05, B02, E70, E74, R12, R14, E50, RV10, YR27

I used this stamp set called Santas Helpers from Stampin' Up!  
It's refreshing to use a totally different and whimsical font like this one.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Bold and Bright

Something Bold and Bright for you today!

What a gorgeous flower this is from Simon Says Stamp!  It was in one of the Monthly Card Kits and the set is called Look For The Rainbow.  It has some of the most beautiful line art floral and leaf images - I adore it!

Look at those sweet sentiments and greetings! Plus the alternating fonts and sizes are always awesome to have.  So many creative possibilities with this set!

Lets talk about my card, shall we?  I used my watercolors to paint up this gorgeous flower and leaves.  I really enjoyed adding multiple colors to the leaves to give them a realistic look - leaves can have so many different colors on them in nature, if you really look.

I popped the flower image up on dimensional tape and added the leaves in after.  I really liked overhanging the leaves off the edge of the card so it wasn't perfect looking.  If you look closely, I added some white gel pen dots to the petals on the flower to brighten up the edges.

My background layer was done using Distress Ink and Blending Brushes for a soft transition of color so as not to take away from my main image.  Greeting was heat embossed with my WOW! Embossing Powder in Silver.  The stamp is from another Simon Says Stamp set called  Thankful Flowers.  It was also in a monthly card kit....I'm telling you, the most AMAZING stamp sets come in these kits every month!

I hope you enjoyed my card and that I have inspired you to pick up your watercolors and get painting today :)