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!
Thanks for stopping by!
I had another bit of inspiration for the Virignia’s View Challenge featuring Die cuts!
I colored in this adorable kitty from the Penny Black Big Wish Stamp Set a few days ago with my Derwent Watercolour pencils and was thinking of a way to make him into a card. I added some Glossy Accents to his party hat to make it appear shiny. I also added a little Wink of Stella to the kitty to make him sparkle. I have found that there seems to always be a reason to use a little Wink of Stella.
I have an 8-year-old daughter and it is always wise to have a few kiddo birthday cards ready to go for birthday party invites.
I forgot to add the Sizzix Circle Framelit dies that I used to cut the circles with my Big Shot in the Materials picture! Opps!
I started by die cutting a circle into a square pre made notecard from Michael’s. I added some SEI patterned paper on the inside and attached my birthday kitty on some foam tape so it would pop up out of the circle. I played on a black and turquoise theme for this one. I love that color combo and the cute kitty and bright turquoise work great to offset the small splashes of black that I have so it keeps it looking like a kid’s card. Although I could see this as a cute woman’s card too actually.
I kept this pretty simple by adding some sequins (found at Hobby Lobby) and a simple sentiment from the Chit Chat Paper Smooches Stamp Set. I used a border stamp from my Stampabilities Mixed Border Stamp Set(another Hobby Lobby find). I embossed the sentiment with American Crafts Zing Black Embossing Powder. I added some Sakura Black Micron 005 Marker to the outline of the sentiment and border because for some reason I didn’t get a crisp enough outline like I wanted. I am wondering if I might need some more Versamark.
I spaced out my sequins to make sure they looked good to my eye and then I one by one glued them down with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
I love this sweet little cat and I can see myself using this stamp over and over again. This card would be easy to reproduce but yet is still so cute!
I am entering this into the Virginia’s View Challenge–Die cuts! I am loving Die cuts right now, so this challenge has been great inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!
I started with this cute little birthday girl from the Penny Black Big Wish stamp set. I bought it so I could practice my coloring techniques. I used watercolor pencil (Derwent Inktense and regular Watercolor) and a little Sakura Micron Pen (for her bows) to color her in. I usually use a Tim Holtz waterbrush, but decided to break out my real watercolor brushes (DaVinci) to try this time.
I added a bit of Elmer’s White Paint Marker for the dots on her hat and dress. I wasn’t terribly fond of the dots, so I added some tiny bling to the flowers and some glossy accents to the balloon and the dots on her hat.
I embossed some little hearts from another set onto the notecard because it was looking a little plain. I used Recollections White tinsel embossing powder. It embossed clear with some glitter. I embossed the sentiment that also comes with the set, with some Recollections Purple Detail embossing powder. I used the Sizzix Framelits Flower Dies to create the background behind the little girl. I used the 2nd to largest for the image, and the largest for the two background papers. I used that same foil paper and striped paper I mentioned in other posts from Recollections as well.
It felt like it was missing some more dimension/texture, so I added a washi tape banner. The washi tape is from We R Memory Keepers (bought from Costco) and I had some embroidery floss lying around that I used as the string for the banner. I used a ready-made note card again, and am pretty happy with how this turned out.
I am thrilled to enter this creation into Virginia’s View Challenge. This week is die cuts!]
I hope you enjoy ! Thanks for stopping by!
I have a certain princess who will be turning 8 soon and while I have been making cards for other people for years, I very rarely make a home-made card for my own family. I want it to be just right for them so I often get stuck by trying to make it perfect. This year my girls begged me to make THEM cards for their birthdays, so I figured I needed to get over my creative block and just do it.
I used a card base from Michael’s. It was just one of their 5X7 notecards. I had some heart patterned paper from Michael’s as well. I used the Hero Arts “Magical Castle” Stamp set, and I really like the images in this set. They stamp nice and clear.
I used Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink to stamp and emboss the images before I colored them in. I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils (http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx?mid=718) to color in the image. I used pink and green scraps to cut out the heart and scalloped edge. I had a small $1 punch from Michael’s and the scalloped edge is from an old decorative scissors that I haven’t used in ages.
My inspiration came from the Hero Arts website: http://shop.heroarts.com/p/magical-castle