Friday, August 11, 2017

Dragonfly watercolor

We've been in monsoon season here in the desert, with wind, thunder, lightning and rain.  This has interfered with my card making.  I have managed to create a new card with the background I made earlier with watercolor.
I managed to make a trip to a nearby city and went to a craft store.  I bought some new Memory Box dies to make this card.  The grass and 2 dragonflies are on one die and the 3 smaller dragonflies are in another set.  I already had ordered the sentiment dies that contain the Hello.  This card is completely flat, with looks like it may have some depth.  I have some other new toys that I'll try to use later.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Salted & wrapped watercolor

I decided to use some old, but never used stamps.  This set is by Papertrey and is called The Sweet Life.  It's made up of clear stamps and dies to make roses and leaves with 3 part stamps.  This has been a learning progress for me.  First, I made some backgrounds, using the salted & wrapped watercolors.  He's one in progress:

The top photo shows the wet watercolor with salt and plastic wrap added.  The lower photo shows the finished product.  I cut these backgrounds down to card size and looked for solid color cardstock to add a frame.  Then I started stamping and cutting out the roses and leaves in various colors.  Here's my results so far.

My next step will be to turn these into assembled cards.  I did complete one for a birthday card, but forget to take a photo before mailing it.

It's now afternoon and I managed to assemble one card to show you.