Monday, June 9, 2014

Thank you x 2

In my last post I mentioned that I needed two thank you cards and I managed to find time to make them. The first one is very simple and I really love it.

Green card from Stampin' Up, background stamp from Hero Arts (NBUS), and die from Die-versions.
I think this is going to be my all time favorite thank you card to make! It's easy, uses background stamps which I love and that bold Thank you looks so cool, don't you think? The die was a gift from my friend, L. Thanks again, L!
Because of all the NBUS I am sending this to Darnell's NBUS challenge to celebrate her mile stone of reaching 500 followers. I assume you all know Darnell! If not quickly hop over to her blog. You will be thanking me forever. Her posts are so entertaining and educational (you will expand your vocabulary since she always makes up new words and acronyms) and always brighten my day.

The next card was inspired by Kim of "Art Keeps Me Sane" (don't you love that blog name? And isn't it true for all of us?). She made this fabulous card.
I used the sentiment sticker and different papers from the goodie bag that I won a few months ago from Simon Says Stamp!.

That's it from me for a while. The suitcases are (almost) packed and I just completed the online check in. Tomorrow we will leave for Germany. If I am lucky I will keep up with you posts but probably won't be able to comment. Just in case you are wondering...

Thanks for your visit!

Be well,

Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby Boy Card

Needed a card for a baby boy and this is what I came up with

The colors are a little lighter in real life. Watercolored some stripes, the sentiment is from Hero Arts, the baby is from Stampin' Up, enamel dots from Recollection, tissue paper, thread, done. I quite like how it turned out. Love that "messy thread" trend.

Will enter this in the Muse challenge and the Dream Valley challenge.

I am in the midst of preparing for our annual trip to Bavaria. While I am gone my time on the computer will be very limited and I will probably not comment and post very much. Just in case you would be wondering...

Thanks so much for your visit and for all you sweet comments.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Another Watercolor Technique!

This was one of the techniques from the bonus day of the Watercolor Class. Yana used the Petal Points from Colorbox for watercoloring! Now, maybe you knew already but I certainly didn't that you can use pigment ink pads for watercoloring! Those Petal Point ink pads used to be very popular. I still have some that are pretty dry (don't ask me why I haven't thrown them out) and I was curious to see if they would work. And they did! I like how you get a softer, more pastel look.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle, the little designs from various companies. The strip on the left is raised.

I don't know if any pigment ink pad would work or only Colorbox. Why don't you try it out? You just dip you not-too-wet brush into the ink pad and paint onto watercolor paper. And remember even almost dry ink pads work. See, that's why I didn't throw those Petal Points out. I knew that someone would come up with a way to use them!

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes" which closes soon.

Thanks for your visit!


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