I am not ready for fall so I wanted to create a fun Springy card! I just got an awesome order from DickBlick and some modeling paste was in it. I tinted the modeling paste with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then applied it to a cherry blossom stencil, also new from Dick Blick.
I used a pre made white notecard from Michael’s and was very pleased with the results of this modeling paste. It was firm opaque and took color great!I wanted the cherry blossom paste to be the star, so I chose a cute Penny Black Stamp as an accent. I colored her in with my Derwent Inktense Pencils (LOVE LOVE THEM!). The colors are so rich. I added some dots on the dog’s and her bow, her scarf,and re-outlined some of the black lines with my Le Pen.
I WISH Penny Black had dies for their sweet stamps. Fussy cutting that out is a PAIN! I used a sentiment from Paper Smooches, and rounded the corners. It is pretty simple, but the modeling paste makes a bigger statement, so I think it is still balanced.
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Love me some STAMPTEMBER!
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I decided to make another entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge–Anything Goes! It is fun to just create whatever I want sometimes and I figured I would take advantage of this week’s theme.
I was in the mood for some coloring so I got out my Penny Black Big Wish Set and colored in this cute little girl. I experimented with watercolor pencils (Regular Derwent and Inktense) and some Distress Markers. I found that making sure the image was dry before I added dimension helped keep it from looking muddy. She is such a sweet girl! I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress and some glossy accents to the dots on the cake and the flames. I used the sponge applicators that I used on my last card to add some Milled Lavender distress ink to the background of the birthday girl.
I used a pre-made square kraft note card from Paper Studio. I cut out a square pink foil cardstock and embossed with a dot pattern. I also cut out the little girl with Banner die from Lawn Fawn. I accidentally cut off part of the banner so I just cut off a bit more and put it on the card like I mean to do that! Most mistakes can be rescued.
I cut out a flower shape from my Sizzix die and then embossed it with Metallic sparkle WOW embossing powder. I tied a bow with the ribbon and attached the pink foil paper embellishment with some foam dots.
I added the “Oh Happy Day!” sentiment from Stampabilities and embossed it with some American Crafts Copper embossing powder.
I love this card and hope you are inspired to find some flashy cardstock to add to your cards!
I am going to submit this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge–Anything Goes as well!
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I created a Color Throwdown Challenge card. This was the pallette:
I decided to use my Pale Tomato Hero Arts ink pad for the strawberry slush, Broken China Distress Ink for the Tempting Turquoise, and the flowers for the Very Vanilla.
I took my chevron stencil and used round spongers to blot and blend the ink onto my cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker over the colored chevron for some sparkle.
I added some Recollections and Making Memories paper flowers for a corner accent and brought in more of the red color with Doodlebug acrylic letter tiles. They spell out “luv”.
The card looked a little too simple and so I added some silver foil paper from the Michael’s Recollection brand. If you don’t have silver foil paper, you could easily use plain paper and use silver embossing powder to create those strips of paper. I used my Xyron and some Tombow Mono Multi Glue to adhere the silver strips, and I preferred the Xyron strips. The Tombow didn’t work as good for this application in my opinion.
I stamped a happy birthday sentiment with my Avery Elle Cake and Candles stamp set onto some scrap vellum I had in my stash. I cut the banner shape and used glue dots to dug the sentiment banner under the flowers.
I used my Cropadile 1/2″ corner chomper to round the corners. I like the way the banner stands out a bit, and this pale red color and the turquoise offset each other nicely.
This one had me stumped at first, so I enjoyed the color combination since I wanted to use it for something other than a patriotic theme. I have a glitter chevron that I rejected for this challenge that I think I will finish up and post soon.
Thanks Color Throwdown for the inspiration!
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I was intrigued by this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I really enjoyed this challenge. Using ALL white was definitely a challenge. I am a fan of color, so trying to come up with something that was more monochromatic but still made a statement got my crafty wheels turning.
I originally was going to do all die cut flourishes, but didn’t like the look of it, so I dug in my Quickutz stash (LOVE that my Big Shot machine cuts out my Quickutz dies by the way!) and found this cute sand dollar. You could add some shading if you wanted to, but I wanted as white as possible for this card. I die cut a bunch and used my Xyron Mini X, and Tombow Mono Multi Glue to adhere them to a basic Michael’s notecard. Before I adhered them, I embossed them with Recollections White Tinsel embossing powder. It gives a great sparkle but ends up clear. I spaced the sand dollars around the notecard until I found a configuration I liked. I had some hanging off the card, so I just trimmed them with my trusty Xacto blade when the glue was dry. I couldn’t resist adding some bling with clear diamond-like embellishments (also from Michael’s).
I used the Avery Elle Cake and Candles Stamp Set for my sentiment, but you could easily make this any kind of sentiment. I stamped with Versamark on some vellum and embossed with Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder. I used my powder bag on the vellum before I embossed so that no embossing powder stuck.
You can see how sparkly these cute little sand dollars are in the light. The embossing powder gives it a great sandy texture as well.
I love thinking outside my creative box. I never would have thought to use all white. I think I might try some more monochromatic schemes in the future.
I started this card as an entry into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and I wanted to use my American Crafts Opaque White Embossing Powder to create a watercolor floral image.
I love the look of white on kraft cardstock, and my Derwent Inktense Pencils give a rich vibrant color that really stands out. I stamped the flowers from the My Favorite Things Sweet Roses stamp set. For the coloring I used VERY little water because I wanted the color to be truly intense. I used two pencils close in color for each flower. So, the shading is subtle. I figured the pencils are pretty vibrant all their own and I wanted each flower to be a bit more monochromatic.
I cut out two hearts using my Sizzix heart dies on a page of foil paper I found clearanced out at Michael’s. Gotta love a good deal! I used foam dots to adhere the hearts to add some dimension. I added the “Happy Birthday” using my Cricut ( 1 3/4″ Classic Cricut Font). I adhered the “Happy Birthday” with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the sentiment. I tied a bow with some berry colored ribbon from Michael’s. I used glue dots on the ribbon to keep it in place and cut a slit on the fold of the card to insert the ribbon through the back. I used more glue dots to keep the ribbon in place in the back. I made sure the ribbon was cut long enough so that it overlapped in the back for a more finished look. I think the bright colors really stand out nice from the more plain kraft cardstock.
QUICK TIP: Practice your coloring first on a scrap piece of paper to make sure your color combos are what you want them to be before you commit them to your final project.
Summer makes me think of bright colors and you can let your imagination run wild. Experiment with some bright colors today!
I have been in love with watercolor effects lately. They have such an elegant lovely look to them. For this card I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers. I used the brush tip abd scribbled Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles on my Ranger craft sheet. I spritzed the craft sheet with some water and then laid my watercolor paper into the pools of watercolor ink.
I waited for the watercolor paper to dry and then I stamped my Her Arts flower image onto the watercolor paper with Versamark Ink in frost.
I enbossed the image with Hero Arts white embossing powder. At first my watercolor image was a bit muted against the white embossed flower image, so I decided to add some more color. I used the same color markers and the same technique of scribbling on the craft paper, adding a bit of water and then pressing the image into the watercolor pools of ink. I was careful not to spread it around too much so that it wouldn’t create a muddy effect. It really is just trial and error to get the look that you want for your card.
I used a piece of Bazzill 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock and cut it in half for the card base (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″). After I scored the card I scored lines down the entire card for a raised embossed look to add dimension to the card.
I added bling and a birthday wishes greeting to finish it off. I got the stamp at the dollar section at Michaels. I wanted the watercolor image to speak for itself so I only inked the greeting part of the stamp with Versamark Black Onyx Ink. The bling I bought at Michael’s too when it was on sale. It is their Recollections store brand.
I adhered the water color image onto a scrap piece of black cardstock (also from Michael’s) then added foam tape to the back of the water color image to have it pop off the card with more dimension.
This card is a lovely way to bring spring into your cards!
Here are the supplies I used. If you have any questions on what I used, please leave a comment.
Have fun creating a little Spring for your cards!