Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Flower Gala

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in the Online Card Class "Clear and Sheer".  The top layer of the card is vellum which has been colored with red, yellow, orange, green and blue inks that are rubbed on and then heat set. (The picture was taken on a black mat)  The flower is from Penny Black "Flower gala" and white embossed.  The sentiment strip is cut with an Avery Elle die and the sentiment stamped in Versafine Black.  Pearl gems by Kaiser were added to finish off the front.  The vellum was a 4.25 by 8.5 piece scored at 5.5 creating a top fold card.  The 3 inch flap left was sandwiched between two pieces of white card stock to finish off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Happy Mother's Day

I made this card following an example on the new Online Card Class "Clear and Sheer".  It highlights how to use vellum.  My background was water colored and then a leaf die from my stash was used to cut out the image.  The die cut image was then adhered to the card base.  I stamped the sentiment on heavy vellum with Versafine black, then clear embossed and attached it on the back of the card panel.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Flowers

This card was inspired by Kristina Werner.  The stamp set is from Simon Says "Spring Flowers" and the sentiment is from Penny Black.  The background was created with Kurtake pan watercolor and the stamped images white embossed.  The same background colors were used to color the flowers and leaves.  Sequence finished off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Poppy Gems

This is one of the cards I created for the Fond Memories Spring Workshop.  Have to say Penny Black is one of my favorite stamps companies so this was a fun card to create.

Stamps:  Penny Black Poppy Gems
                 Sentiment stamp:  JustRite “Sweet Flowers & Vines”
Paper:  Cardbase:  Orange “Tangy”  5.5. x 8.5 (folded for 4.25 x 5.5. card)
             Watercolor 4.25 x 5.5,    scrap 2 x3,   watercolor or other white .5 x 2.5
            Versafine Black to stamp Poppy and Sentiment
            Distress Inks to paint flower
                        Flowers:  Fired brick, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain
                        Leaves:  Bundled sage, Peeled Paint
                        Background:  Tumbled Glass
            Distress Glitter-Brushed Corduroy
            Paint Brush
            Hole punch
            Adhesive such as Matte Medium

Stamp the Poppy Stamp on Watercolor paper with Black Versafine.  With the scrap watercolor paper stamp the large flower.  Let dry for a few minutes

Paint the flowers using the Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey.  Walnut Stain is used for the flower center. 
HINT:  When doing watercolor you can add water to an area and then add your color. 
HINT:  When coloring paint one area and then go to another so not working next to a wet area.
HINT:  Use two jars of water-one for clean and one for dirty so you are not mixing colors,

Cut the flower painted on the scrap by hand and using 3M dimension tape place over the same flower on the card.
Paint the leaves using the Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint.  Add the Walnut Stain to the flower center.  Add Matte Medium to the center followed by the Distress Glitter

Paint the background area using the Tumbled Glass.  If you wet an area and follow with the distress ink you can move the color around. 

Wrap the twine around the watercolor paper and tie with a knot.  Do not trim yet. Stamp the sentiment, punch a whole and add to the twine before tying a bow.   Adhere to the watercolor image to the cardbase.