Don’t you just love bright summery colors? I’ve been thinking about making a shimmery rainbow hued tag set and I thought now was the perfect time. Recently, I started making my own glitter cardstock, and I have been loving the subtle sparkle it adds to my projects!
I taped some watercolor paper to a hard board and brushed water over the surface with a #18 brush.
Next, I mixed Altenew Dye Inks with Iridescent Shimmer Spray (no water was added) and I painted the mixture on the wet watercolor paper. I wanted an intense color so I applied three layers but I didn’t bother to let it dry in between.
I am so pleased to have been selected to be the Guest Designer for Craft Stamper Magazine this month! Hop over to their July \”Take It or Make It\” website for some inspiration or to enter your stamped creation.
Since it is summer I went with a bold nautical card. I won the Visible Images Create Your Own Calm stamp set in a card challenge and this is what I crafted. The background is watercolored with three colors of blue/blue-green watercolor paints. I wet the watercolor paper and then dropped in colors randomly and let them blend as they pleased. I then white heat embossed the darling seahorse and rings. I trimmed the panel down so that I would have a contrasting white strip when I mounted on a white A2 card. I heat embossed the sentiment on vivid blue card stock and then trimmed it with a stitched die.
Altenew\’s Garden Grow stamp set is a longtime favorite so I thought it would be fun to have a gardening vignette with pink and yellow butterflies landing on the watering can and potted plant.
I started by making a simple blue watercolor background. Next, I stamped and used Copics to color my gardening trio. I wanted a spotlight circle so I used a stitched circle die. I assembled the card and added a birthday sentiment.
This card is for my mother-in-law who loves butterflies and gardening.
I am entering this card in: Altenew\’s April Inspiration Challenge. I used the pink, yellow, blue color scheme for my background and butterflies and used the rainbow colors for the flowers in my pot. I just adore this Altenew Garden Grow stamp and die set. Every spring I seem to pull it out and make loads of cards.
It\’s citrus season here in Texas and that inspired me to make a bright cheery citrus themed card. I was invited to be a Guest Designer for Create-A-Smile stamps and I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Fruit Salad. For this card, I chose to use only the citrus stamps. The theme for their current challenge is \”Stamp a Background\”.
I started by embossing the three citrus images on Brisol cardstock. Next, I used my Kuretake Watercolors to paint a watery lemon-yellow base and then dropped in more concentrated lemon yellow. I wanted a messy watercolor background so the lime green (sap green light) was placed here and there.
I let the panel dry overnight and then I used a stitched die to trim the card down slightly. I also cut an interior stitched frame out of white cardstock. I glued the white frame and the watercolor panel to a white A2 card. I die cut the \”thanks\” sentiment twice, glued them together and placed it at the bottom of the frame.
In June, I won the AAA 4th Birthday Challenge with my Yappy Birthday submission. I won a 30 pound gift card to Visible Images! AAA also asked me to be a guest designer for today\’s Challenge: AAA Cards Over The Rainbow Challenge. I was so excited that I created two different cards and liked this one the best, so I submitted it to the Challenge.
The Doodle Buds Stamp Set by WPlus9 is a favorite and I thought it would be fun to ink blend the Rainbow. I stamped the images and colored/blended with my Copic markers.
I also gave this card to my card making friend, Chris.
I am entering this card in two Birthday Challenges: