Monday, June 8, 2015

Amazing You

  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper white, misc. color scraps
  • INK: Basic Black
  • STAMPS: Express Yourself
  • ACCESSORIES: Elegant Butterfly Punch, paper piercer, Tiny Triangles EF. Miscelaneous rhinestones, decorative brad, corner rounder punch.
I CASE'd this card from a post on Pinterest but couldn't find the original post. I needed a fast and simple graduation card and this was perfect! 

I layered the butterflies with similar color and order of the rhinestones before attaching with a decorative brad.

So Proud of You

  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Craft White, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray
  • Stamps: Crazy About You, Regarding Dahlias, Chevron BS, French Foliage, Petite Petals, Flower Shop, You've Got This
  • Accessories: Lace Trim Sahara Sand, Basic Jewels Pearls, White Gel pen, Petite Petals & Pansy punches. Labels Twenty Three Nestabilities, Gesso, Crackle Paste,   Vintage Brad, Watercolor Pencils Prismacolor Premier, TCW 6x6 chicken wire template, Tim Holtz Distress Paints and Stains.
This was a card for my niece's high school graduation. I applied the layer of gesso to Whisper White CS and let dry. Then added variety of paints, stains and reinkers to craft mat and swished the gesso covered CS into the craft mat. Inked only portions of Chevron BS in Smoky Slate and stamped; inked script from French Foliage in Crumb Cake and stamped. Added some crackle paste over the chicken wire template in a few areas. 

Stamped the flowers in craft white on black CS and colored in various areas with pink watercolor pencils (wet tip of pencil first before coloring). Cut Smoky Slate with Labels Twenty Three die; stamped with background from You've got This in Smoky Slate and inked edges with Basic Gray.

Distressed edges of front panel and mat panel and inked edges.