Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Floral Smile

I made a card for a dear friend. She is moving to Florida early next month. Although saying good-bye is a hard thing to do, I wish her all the best and hope she would smile when she thought of us. 

I used watercolor to color all the flowers and then added a light blue watercolor wash around the flowers. I then die cut the sentiment "smile" from the floral background. To make the sentiment stand out from the background, I die cut three more "smile"s from a white cardstock and glued the three layers all together.

At this point, I debated if I'd had the sentiment hidden or not. Here are the two cards side by side. I think the white sentiment popped more with the floral background and I am glad about the decision. And the bonus was that the sentiment cut outs can be used to make another card!


Here is a close up.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Majestic Thank You

I love my Altenew majestic bloom stamp set and the coordinating die set. It's so easy to make gorgeous cards with them.

This is a close up. The sentiment Thank You was stamped using black pigment ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I fuzzy cut the sentiment and used foam tapes to give it a pop.


Purple Birthday

I had to try the colored pencil coloring on dark card base after I saw this card made by Sandy Allnock. I always got so inspired watching her videos! 

I wanted to make a purple birthday card with the cutest elephant and this is the card I came up with. A purple elephant is hard to come by, but I just couldn't resist to make her purple!

Here is a close-up.

I like the white highlights on the balloon, the butterfly, the flowers and on the elephant. I also added some highlights on the ground using uni-ball white gel pen and used my fingers to smooth it out. Isn't she the cutest little purple elephant? 

I am playing along the Less is More Challenge #362 Purples.

Also the AAA Cards: CAS Game#106: Quote.

And Addicted to Stamp and More Challenge #274: Clean and Simple

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