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Daily Archives: January 15, 2017

An experiment gone good…

Don’t you love it when an experiment turns out beautifully?  I was messing around with embossing some dies that I had and ran across this cute tea cup die from PoppyStamps.com.  Instead of die cutting it, I embossed it onto water color card stock and used the embossed outlines as my guide for coloring.  After several layers and drying time in between, here you see the final.  I really love the messy outside-the-lines look of this simple water card.  I stamped it up with a coordinating sentiment, popped it onto a bright blue card base and shipped this off to my mom.  Miss you mom!

 

 

If raindrops were kisses…

I can’t remember where I first heard this phrase but as soon as I did, I knew I was going to design a card around it.  Bummer part is that I didn’t have a stamp with that sentiment so I had to hand letter it myself…which trust me, is harder than it looks.  Hand lettering is a gift…and one that I only partially possess…so hence you see the simple all caps print typeface was about all I could muster up for this card.  In the end, the card is handmade…so why not hand letter it as well?

About the card – this was a stamp I purchased from StampingBella.com a few years ago.  I stamped and embossed it onto 140lb. water color cardstock and water colored it with my new Kuretake water colors that my darling husband got me for Christmas.  I finished it off with a bit of colored pencil detail and then secured it to a bright red cardstock base.

For the inside I had to create my own storm.  I can’t believe that I do not have one single cloud stamp in my stash.  So with a sponge dauber and my blue distress inks I swirled up a little storm for the inside of the card.

This will be a sweet Valentine’s day card for someone or even just a cute card to say “I love you”.