Archives for February 2010

Watercolor Flowers Card {Delight in Life}

This is one of my all time favorite flower images, from Delight in Life. I experimented with watercoloring and Copic coloring on Watercolor Paper, then layered the flowers for a pop up effect. The colors are a little bright: orangey-red and purple with a splash of green, but I think I like it overall.

I kept the base neutral, using barely banana layered with whisper white and Kraft colored paper from Welcome Neighbor DSP. The flowers are attached with Stampin Dimensionals, and I added some Crystal Effects in the center to highlight. The leaves are Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, adhered with glue dots.

At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment on Watercolor Paper in Basic Gray ink. I colored in the flower with Rose Red Marker and blended with an Aquapainter, then added Crystal Effects on top for highlight. The corners of the Watercolor Paper were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch, as were the corners of the Rose Red layer underneath. Using a Pumpkin Pie marker, I colored around the edges of the Watercolor Paper and then blended toward the center with the Aquapainter to tie in the orange tones of the flower.

On either side of the sentiment, I used a small rectangle punch to make slits for the Old Olive 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon. The ribbon was wrapped around the card front and the card stock was held in place with Stampin Dimensionals.

Build A Bear Easter Card

This is an Easter card using the Build A Bear stamp Beary Best Friends. I chose to make this one for a little boy, but there is also a cute girl bear image in the set. The accessory set is called Beary Best Times and includes images such as this Easter basket, a skateboard, an umbrella, ice cream cone, and others.

The card base is Gina K Luxury White base weight, layered with blue polka dot paper from Welcome Neighbor DSP (part of the Sale-A-Bration catalog).

I stamped the bear and basket in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I mounted that onto Old Olive card stock and then using the Cropadile, added two orange Circle Rhinestone Brads in the upper right corner. That was attached using Stampin Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I stamped “Happy Easter” from Well Scripted in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White. I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto an Old Olive Scalloped Oval Punch out. That was also attached using Stampin Dimensionals.

It’s A Stretch Continued

The above card was really simple to make. The base is Bashful Blue card stock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and folded at the top. I used Shades of Spring DSP as the background in a purple and white floral pattern. The stamp is from It’s A Stretch, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Gina K luxury white, colored in with Copic Markers. I matted the image layer onto a strip of Bashful Blue and then added a small yellow Circle Rhinestone Brad in the center of the flower with the Cropadile.

Next, I punched along the two long sides of a strip of white card stock with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I mounted the image layer and mat to the white strip with Stampin Dimensionals. That was then adhered to the base with SNAIL adhesive.

Lastly, I made this card using It’s A Stretch. The base is Gina K Luxury Base Weight, layered with Shades of Spring DSP. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black again, and colored it in with Copic Markers. That was layered onto a strip of Rose Red card stock and then I tied some Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon around the front. I snipped the edges with my Craft & Paper Scissors into little V’s.  Simply adhere the image layer to the base using Stampin Dimensionals and you’re done!

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from On Your Birthday in Rose Red ink.

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