Monday, August 19, 2013

Watercolor Birthday Card

I made this card for my good friend Marla's 50th birthday.  I love how it turned out!
I started out by misting watercolor paper with water.  Then, using an acrylic block, I dropped several drops of each color reinker on the block and misted the ink with water until it started to run together.  I quickly turned the block over and pressed onto the moist watercolor paper.  Dry the paper with a heat gun before stamping the main image.
Colors: Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Pear, Sky
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Quick Card - Butterfly, Love Life
Sparkles: Blue/Green and Pink/Purple assortments

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tri-fold Birthday Card

This is a simple and fun card to make for a birthday or any occasion.
Colors: Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear
Stamps: Girl Power

Wisped Frames Technique Tag

This technique is called Wisped Frames.
Stamp and color your focal image.  Using post-it notes, create a frame outside the image and stipple ink in the corners, creating a frame.  Very simple to do!
Colors: Cranberry, Black
Stamps: A Perfect Day

Brayered Brilliance Technique Tag

This technique is called Brayered Brilliance.
You stamp the image on glossy cardstock in metallic brilliance ink and heat set.
Then, brayer a light colored ink in the background and heat set.
Next, stamp the same image in a medium tone ink (same color family) and heat set.
Repeat with a dark color ink and heat set.
Finally, stamp the image in versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
Colors: Honey, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta
Paper: Glossy cardstock, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush
Stamps: Quick Cards - Bumble Bee