Saturday, April 28, 2018

Watercolor over resist

I had a nice week, with a visit from my son and his wife.  After they left, I had to make a quick birthday card to get in the mail.
I stamped watercolor paper with Versamark ink and added clear embossing powder to create a resist. Then, I added Twinkling H2O watercolors.  They give a nice shimmer, which doesn't really show in the photo.  I added coarse salt and a crinkled plastic wrap  and allowed it to dry.  I then splattered it with another Twinkling H2O to add some spots.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment using my mini Misti because it takes more than one stamping to get a good impression on watercolor paper.  I added the framing layer and put it on a white card base.  I wish you could see all the shimmer.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Paper hugs

I like the term 'paper hugs' for cards that are sometimes difficult to design.  This card is for a special granddaughter who has recently been through some tough times.
I made the base card with Twinking H2Os on watercolor paper.  When dry, I placed it in an embossing folder and ran it through my very old Big Shot.  I then tapped a Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink pad lightly over the embossed areas.  I made the frame with 2 stitched rectangle dies.  The hugs was cut with a Hero Arts die, 3 layers glued on top of each other for thickness.  The base card is a light grey.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Difficult times

Difficult times have overwhelmed me recently.  However, I felt the need to create a card for others at the center of these difficult times.  This card was made for the family directly affected by a family suicide.
This card began with an embossing folder to create the sentiment area.  I then watercolored the outside and inside of the embossed shape.  I stamped the sentiment inside the shape with Versamark ink and added colored embossing powder.  I then found cardstock to go with the watercolored area and framed the center layer on a 5X7 card base.  I added the punched butterfly later.  The message inside says:  I wish I could give you a hug that would last forever.