Popping in today to share a Father’s Day card I made for a friend. I mentioned in my last post that I’m obsessed with clear embossing on watercolored panels so here we go again!
I used a Winnie & Walter Mini Scenery: Do You See What I See background stamp for the panel. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then added an orange-y watercolor wash over the top.
For the sentiment, I die cut “dad” from my set of Louie’s ABC dies . I created a custom sentiment by pairing it with “you’re the best” from a Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set, which I stamped onto a strip of black cardstock. I heat embossed that part of the sentiment with white embossing powder and gave the whole sentiment some dimension by adding fun foam underneath the letters and the black cardstock before gluing it all to the panel.
I then cut a piece of orange cardstock slightly bigger than my watercolor panel to mount the panel to before adhering everything to the card base. I decided the orange cardstock was a bit too bright and distracting, so I layered a piece of vellum on top of it to soften everything a bit.
Voila! Another quick card on a watercolored panel. I’m kind of obsessed with the look. I hope you don’t mind! :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
A dear coworker of mine moved on to bigger and better things last week, and it was so sad to see her go! Naturally, I had to make her a going away card for all of us to sign.
I started by stamping the Winnie & Walter Mini Scenery: Madison stamp on a watercolor panel and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. Then I did a purple watercolor wash over the top. I love how embossing powder resists watercolor. I’ve been creating tons of these panels lately.
I used the Wishing die from SSS for part of the sentiment – cutting it out from 80lb Neenah solar white card stock and also from some fun foam. I glued the cardstock die cut on top of the fun foam to give that part of the sentiment some dimension.
The rest of the sentiment I stamped (with the Sending and Wishing stamp set) on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed in white. I used a tiny attacher to staple it onto my card front after slipping some vellum underneath. I love those teeny-tiny staples!
I mounted my panel on top of a piece of vellum and a piece of doll pink cardstock cut slightly bigger than the panel and offset just a bit. I finished everything off with my favorite clear droplets!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
A short and sweet post today! I wanted to share two birthday cards I made for a coworker recently.
For both cards, I used texture paste and stencils to create the patterned backgrounds – a SSS Tiny Dots stencil for the card with the cow, and a SSS diagonal stripes stencil for the card with the chicken. Once the texture paste dried, I used distress inks to do some ink blending over the paste to create a colored background. The animals and sentiments are stamped with the SSS Birthday Farm Animals set and are colored with Copics. I finished both cards off with a few Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
A collection of Mother’s Day cards today! A co-worker asked me to make him a card for his mother, and I ended up making several for him to choose from. After he chose one, I could use the rest to give to my mom, grandmother, and friends who are moms.
First I started with a water-colored background, a Wplus9 Happy Mother’s Day sentiment and a cute little bird I salvaged from an Online Card Classes practice sheet I colored way back when. I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to create a border around the panel, mounted the panel to some mint cardstock and added some yellow and clear sequins to finish it off.
For the next few cards I used the SSS Spring Flowers stamp set. I embossed several images from the set with clear embossing powder and then did some ink blending with distress ink on top of the heat embossed flowers and foliage. I cut everything out leaving a bit of a border around the edges and then arranged them on the cards.
I used a stitched circle die to create a recessed area for my sentiment (I popped the rectangular stitched panel up using some foam tape, and again used the Wplus9 Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Once I had the flowers arranged how I liked, I attached some with glue and some with foam tape for extra dimension. I jazzed everything up with some moonshine sequins and mounted the panel onto a Fog cardstock base.
The next card is a bit simpler and has some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets (I LOVE these) instead of sequins. This card is mounted onto a Cotton Candy card base.
This last card is probably my favorite of the bunch. Many of the same elements, but this time I used a Papertrey Ink horizontal stripes coverplate die and built up from there. I embossed the sentiment onto vellum using liquid platinum embossing powder and arranged some flowers and added some more clear droplets.
I hope all the moms out there have an excellent Mother’s Day!
Well, my husband and I bought a house! And just a few days after closing on our house, my husband’s mother passed away rather suddenly. Needless to say, we have a lot going on at the moment, and I”m not sure I”m ready to blog about much of it yet, but I do plan to share some info on our house projects soon!
Today, (perhaps ironically), I want to share this card. It’s a sympathy card that I made for a friend a few months ago using the Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set, some vellum and my trusty sewing machine! I stamped and heat embossed the sending sentiment on a piece of vellum that I had cut to fit over he 4.24″ X 5″ card base. I then stamped envelopes in various colors on the card base, die cut some hearts (I used washi tape on card stock in colors that coordinated with the inks I used), and assembled the shaker by sewing the vellum panel onto the card base.
It’s always hard to lose a loved one. I hope this bright and cheery card helped to ease some of my friend’s pain.
Stamps: Sending Happy Thoughts (SSS)
Inks: Wplus9 Dye Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods (the tiny heart die)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80lb, Vellum
Other: Clear embossing powder, Glossy accents, 3m foam tape, Scotch washi tape, sewing machine
How can you not love a card with a tiny super hero and her super hero cat on it?!
For this card, I simply die-cut a circle window into a card panel. Then, I stamped my super-girl onto another panel, masked her off and used distress inks to color a yellow and orange background (I even added a few water droplets to the distress ink because..why not?). It ended up looking like the little lady is flying a bit too close to the sun!
I colored the little kitty to match, mounted him (her?) on the front of the panel next to the sentiment, and then stamped a few stars here and there to add a little oomph.
Sometimes you can just let a nice patterned paper do all the work! For this card, I just sliced a gap toward the bottom of a piece of patterned paper (that I had cut down to 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), slapped a sentiment in the gap (after partially die cutting some parts of the paper) and mounted everything onto a card base.
I die cut the patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on the white card base so it would fit perfectly between the two pieces of the patterned paper that I cut apart, then added a layer of vellum on top of the stamped sentiment. The vellum on top helps to diffuse the lines of the stamp a bit – and I just like how it looks. I used a little heart embellishment and a sentiment sticker from the Cirque Card kit to finish off the card.