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Orchid Sympathy Card

  • Stamps –
    • Flourishes “Orchids”
    • Technique Tuesday “Pansy Stamp Set”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug Decorative Tile
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Secret Garden – Lovely”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush

For this simple card, the main attraction is the orchid. This is such a beautiful stamp set from Flourishes! I stamped it and then went in with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to color the image. I added the sentiment, still keeping it simple and elegant. I layered the main image with a subtle patterned paper and a simple embossed white layer, then adhered the whole shebang onto pink cardstock. I made this card for a close friend who recently lost her husband. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor Challenge

 

 

 

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Need a Coffee Break?

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  • Stamps – Technique Tuesday Coffee Break Seal
  • Cardstock – Ranger Manila
  • Distress inks – Ranger Old Paper and Walnut Stain
  • Pigment ink – Tsukineko Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer

I created this set of Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) for an upcoming exchange I’m participating in. A friend gave me the stamp set I used, which is the perfect size for trading cards! I started with the manila cardstock, which is the same stuff used for manila tags. I applied a layer of Old Paper Distress Ink with a foam applicator around the edges and then added the Walnut Stain Distress Ink and blended it into the other ink, around the very edges. I then spritzed some water on the craft mat and mopped up some water and Walnut Stain ink to make it look a little coffee-splotched–which is a technical term. I then stamped the seal in the center and added a coffee bean at each corner–all with the Delicata shimmery brown ink. I connected the beans with some freehand double-lines drawn in fine-line dark brown ink to pull the composition together. These cards are also very fitting for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Anything Goes Challenge. I even showcased Technique Tuesday stamps! Thanks for visiting today.

 


Fuschia Sympathy Card

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  • Stamps –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”
  • Dies –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Violet
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin

I enjoyed using my Zig Clean Color markers and waterbrush to watercolor this fuschia image. I popped up the die cut fuchsia on layers of cardstock, adding a few sequins around the flowers. I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #235 as inspiration for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Columbines and Dots

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday – Greenhouse Society Series: Columbine
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels Twenty
  • Border Punch – EK Success – Swiss Cheese
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Double Dot – Paprika and Orange Citrus

I colored this image with Sakura Glaze pens and added accent dots with a white gel pen. I created this card for a polka dot challenge, so I went a little crazy with the dotted cardstock and the border punch with lots of dots. We have columbines blooming around here in the summer, so I really like this image. Thanks for visiting.

 


Crocus Mixed Media Card

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Crocus”
  • Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus”
  • Ranger – Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso
  • Ranger – Texture Paste – Transparent Matte
  • Patterned paper – 7 Gypsies
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray – White Linen
  • Tim Holtz Stencil – Dot Fade
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Ribbon – Michael’s

I created the background for this card when I made a number of them a couple of weeks ago. There are layers of gesso, texture paste, and inks on patterned paper. To see details, check out my previous post.

I stamped this pretty crocus and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I then cut it out using the matching die and completed watercoloring the edges of the image before popping it up on the background. This qualified me for the Shopping our Stash Challenge #241 – White Out (No white paper showing)! It also fits the bill for the Mixed Media Mojo March 2016 Challenge: Springtime and Watercolor. Since we have crocus flowers popping up right now, this seemed appropriate for this time of year: almost Spring! Thanks for visiting.


Watercolor pansies

 

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society – Pansy” August 2015
  • Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock – Ranger Ink
  • Embossing powder – Detail Silver
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers – Ranger Ink – Dusty Concord, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, and Broken China

I’m taking the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers: Exploring Mediums class right now. This was an image I painted as a result of Day One’s lessons using watercolor-based markers. First I heat embossed the image from Technique Tuesday with silver embossing powder. I then used Ranger Distress Ink markers as my watercolor medium. I haven’t quite pulled a card together with this yet. Thanks for visiting today.


OWH VCMP Texture Challenge

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  • Embossing folders – Sizzix “Rosemary,” “Bohemian Lace” and “Flourishes #3”
  • Die cuts – Poppy Stamps “Lovely Tendril” and Technique Tuesday “Say It – Hello”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

I made this for the Virtual Cardmaking Party at OWH for Fourth of July weekend 2014. This challenge was to create a card using at least three textures. I used the textured panels for the background and used die cuts for the sentiment and imagery. Thanks for visiting.