Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Get well

A few weeks ago when I was away I got to craft with some friends. And as per my request I asked for the Fresh Cut Floral stamps and dies to be brought out so I could use them. Had a get well card in mind and thought they would be perfect for them. Now I NEED to get this set for myself! How could I not after making this pretty card! 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


While I was away I bought this new Tim Holtz stencil…I use to find stencils a bit of a mystery and had no desire to ever own one!! However, my mind has been completely changed forever! 

I started off with 4 of the Wplus9 pure ink colours. One at a time I pressed the colour down on my craft matt and then added embossing paste to it, mixed it up and just added it randomly where ever on the stencil I repeated this till I had all 4 colours added. Then I evened out the embossing paste with my tool, removed the stencil and let it dry! Added the layered flower added the hello  adhered it the pink card stock and called it done! I just love the look of the embossing paste! Gives it good texture just adds to the card!

Ink: wplus9 blossomberry, lake house, silver lining, wild mango
Paper: white, blushing bride
Accessoires: chevron stencil, hand lettered hello die, beautiful blooms 2, hero arts rhinestone

Monday, June 9, 2014

butterfly collection

Have been home a few days now from another trip! When I returned my new Simon Says Stamp card kit for June was awaiting me!! So I pulled it out and created a couple of cards with it!! This first card here is actually my second attempt…I added a few more colours of ink to it and used one size of the rose instead of 2 like the bottom card!! I love how the colours flow into one another! 

This card is this week Clean and Simple card, you can see I did a softer pallet with less colours. At first I wasn't a fan but it grew on me so I went with it!!

For both the cards I heat embossed the rose patter on the water colour card stock. First card is just one size and the FTL card has both rose sizes on it. After I heat embossed it I rubbed distress ink onto my craft matt and sprayed it with water then added the card front to it. The first card I twisted it around a bit where as the second card I just laid it down and left it that way. Did both just to see what I liked better! They are both nice but for different reasons I guess! Once the paper was dry I took a scrap piece of paper and a hot iron to remove the embossed areas. First time for me using this technique…I enjoyed it seeing as I wasn't to sure how to stamp the sentiment directly onto to the card front instead of having it be a banner of some sort! 

These water colour techniques are so fun to do and give such a fun look to a card with very minimal effort!! 

Hope you enjoy! Thanks so much fro stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

more watercolour

Here is another one of my water colour cards I made for my dear friend Natasha who's now married!! I wanted to  make her a special card that was extra sparkly and eye catching!! I think I did ok on both those accounts…

I left this card oversized cause There wasn't actually any part of it I wanted to trim! It all blended so well together..didn't think that was going to happen! I did the same technique as my last card. Smooshing down distress ink on my craft mat then spritzing it with water…this one I did do a couple of touch ups with the paint brush as there was a couple areas that didn't have the coverage I wanted! I also did a bit of paint splatter, and some shimmer mist splatter as well as just some regular shimmer mist to give it some sparkle all over!  Other than waiting for the drying of the paper it was a pretty simple card with lots of detail that would leave you to think it wasn't!! 

Thats all for now! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper: watercolour paper, cherry cobbler
Stamps: bigger blooms, spring blooms
Ink: wild honey, scattered straw and fire brick distress ink
Accessories: spring blooms die, sequins