Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Large Background Resist

Hi friends. I've been eager to try out the large background stamps from Simon Says Stamp.

I white heat embossed each one on to a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock. I applied a variety of Distress Ink on to a piece of acetate and spritzed them with water. I flipped it onto the embossed piece and pulled it across the pattern like a squeegee. I went back and forth to ensure a vibrant color. You could get a softer look by pulling it across only once.

For the first card...
I embossed the Emma Background and used Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. I used THIS word die for the sentiment.

For the second card...
I embossed the Elinor Background and used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. I used THIS word die for the sentiment.

For the third card...
I embossed the Elizabeth Background and used Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. I used THIS word die for the sentiment.

I finished off the cards with a sprinkling of coordinating sequins and mounted the entire piece to a top folding black note card. Here's a closer look...
 


I always like to die-cut a white panel for the inside of any black card I create so there is a spot to write the message on instead of using a white gel pen on the dark cardstock...

I hope this inspires you to do a fun background on your next card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Fish Shaker Thank You Cards

Hello. My little guy recently celebrated his 5th Birthday. He wanted to go swimming for his party since his theme was Finding Nemo/Finding Dory....

I wanted to create a few special thank you cards for the guests...

I thought THIS stamp and die set would be perfect for the theme so I transformed the images to Dory and Nemo with a little Copic Coloring...

You can see it in action on my Instagram HERE.

I created the backgrounds by applying THIS and THIS Distress Ink on to THIS craft sheet. I spritzed the ink with water and swiped a piece of THIS cardstock through it. After drying it, I spritzed more water drops on top to resemble the look of water. I die-cut the panels using THIS die.

For the fish bowls, I sandwiched a piece of THIS clear string between each fish image so they would suspend and look as if they are swimming. I used THIS powder bag around the edges of the bowl and fish to remove any stick and then poured in some of THESE Prills to resemble the rocks at the bottom of a fish bowl. I adhered a piece of acetate on top and then adhered some of THESE clear droplets to resemble bubbles and the treasure chest from the stamp set. I die-cut the fish bowl again out of white cardstock to give a finished look and hide any adhesive.

I hope this inspires you to create some shaker thank you cards for your party guests.

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