Sunday, February 11, 2018

Water Color Panda Party

     I am having so much fun now that I have learned how to water color a little! I saw a couple different techniques on a YouTube video on adding different things to your water when you water color, like salt and bleach. I used salt on this card and it looks pretty cool. The colors are a bit dark but I don't think it looks too bad!
      I did this one for a friend to give to her Grand Daughter for Valentine's Day! She loves the Party Pandas Set and wanted some sparkle... So this is what I came up with and she was very happy with it! It is dark but it looks very nice.
     I will venture off to some different colors one of these days, my daughter would like to see it in blues and greens so maybe I will do something like that next 😉 I find myself grabbing my Party Pandas set for almost everything lately, it is just too adorable!
     I have done 3 water color cards so far and they all pretty much have the same layout because I really like the look of it. But to create this really cute water color card is very simple...

The first thing I did is put about a teaspoon of salt is a small glass about half full of water. Stir it until the salt is completely dissolved and your good to go...
   I cut my water color paper a little big so I could trim it once I was finished. That way if there is somewhere you messed up a bit, you can cut it off.
   Take a brush and use the salt water to add a layer of just water to the paper then with your aqua painters add a little water to the drops of ink then pick up a little and just touch down the tip of the aqua painter and that will give you this look. I randomly touched down with the 3 colors I used to make this background.
   Then just heat it with the heat tool too dry it a little faster or set it aside while you design the rest of the card. Voila... beautiful water color background!
     Oh! And just a tip... don't through out pieces you test with as you can use them for cutting out any little pieces you may need. Just like I did for the 2 little hearts on the front and inside.

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Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Leaf Punch
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wonderful WaterColor

     I have been having fun with water coloring! I had never done it before and I came across a card on Pinterest and absolutely loved it! I wanted to give it a try and that I did!  I am also doing a Mail A Card Monday challenge and knew exactly who I wanted to send it to... if it turned out!
     I did a couple tries and used the second try as the background, the first I used to cut all my pieces out... worked out perfectly 😉 I was really pleased with how it turned out, granted it looks pretty much exactly like the one I cased but I still did it and it looked GOOD!

     After loving the first watorcolor card I had done, I wanted to try another with some different colors. I did use the same colors as the last card but added another, Sweet Sugarplum. They are the 2016-2018 Stampin' Up! in colors. I will have to be sure to stock up on my favorites!
     I pretty much did it in the same way as the cased card above, just changed the bundle that I used for my background image or die cut I guess 😊  I had to hand write my sentiment as I seem to have miss placed my teeny tiny wishes stamp set! Not too happy about that cause as soon as I order a new one... I will find it!

     Its a pretty lengthy Product List but I listed everything for both cards. Hopefully I remembered everything! If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you!

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Happy Easter Everybunny

     After watching the Stamping Jill video using the Acetate Boxes for Valentine's Day and loving how she altered the acetate boxes, I had to try one for myself. I already have a treat holder for Valentine's so I thought I'd do an Easter treat. Having very little for Easter, I looked on Pinterest and found this really cute bunny punch art so I cased it for my project.
     We found some square chocolate bars at our local grocery store that are VERY close to our Stampin' Up! colors. I was very excited about that! There are tons of different flavors but not knowing exactly what I wanted to do yet, I just got a couple. I am really pleased with how this turned out. There are a few products for doing the bunny punch art and I think some are retired now but I'm sure most of us have the punches or an idea on how to do it differently 😉

     The sentiment came from a fairly old Stamp set called Everybunny that I now have from my Mom's stash of stamp sets. I don't usually do a lot with Easter so I don't have much right now. I love the punch art bunny so that's my go to for Easter right now.
     The oval punch used for the bunny's body is the 3/4" x 15/16" small oval punch. It is also a retired punch. The tale is a tiny flower from a punch pack, I just can't remember which one! The ears are from the 5 petal punch I think its called, mine is the old black whale style punch.

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