Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Best Day Ever Watercolor Resist

I hope you're having the best day ever! I'm sharing watercolor distress ink card with a smooth die inlay today. I started by stamping and embossing the Tin Roof border on water color paper. I used a stamping tool to get things aligned and to double stamp for good ink coverage on the rough watercolor paper.
Next I used distress ink smeared on a glass plate as a watercolor palette. I used a water brush to pick up the ink and put it where I wanted it on the water color paper. If I have alot to paint I will use the liquid ink refills to color with.

Next I die cut the "Best Day Ever" Fri Die from the watercolor panel. I used a tape runner to adhere the panel to my card base. There are several sticky rows of adhesive behind the watercolor panel so the inside of the letter openings are sticky too.
I cut the sentiment a second time from white card stock and inserted it in the die cut opening. Make sure you save those pieces! I filled in the open white letters with the pieces saved from the die cut from the water color panel.
I embellished the panel with Jumping Jacks Fri Dies. A glossy enamel dot in the center of each adds more shine.

Have a great day!


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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Tin Roof
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Best Day Ever, Jumping Jacks
Distress Ink | Ranger Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade


Tin Roof
Tin Roof

CAS
Best Day Ever
Best Day Ever

CAS
Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks

CAS

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Card Challenge!

Are you looking for a new challenge? I hope you'll check out A Blog Named Hero. Our challenge this month is "Birthday Cards".
I like birthday cards that have a seasonal element so I made this sweet treat with the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating dies. 
The stamp set has scoops and soft serve. I thought a stacked cone would be three times as sweet.
I layered the elements on a panel stamped with colorful confetti. A cherry on top of the sentiment promises something sweet inside! 
I layered the background panels in the shades of the ice cream scoops to add more color. The panels were cut with the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies so they were easy to cut and layer - no corner cutter this time! 
I hope you'll join us at A Blog Named Hero! We love seeing what you make!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream
Dies | Hero Arts Color Layering Ice cream, Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies

Color Layering Ice Cream
Color Layering Ice Cream

HERO | SBK
Color  Layering Ice Cream Frame Cuts
Color Layering Ice Cream Frame Cuts

HERO | SBK
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pink
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pink

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Bold Ink Rose Madder
Hero Arts Bold Ink Rose Madder

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Yellow
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Yellow

HERO
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Lemon Yellow
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Lemon Yellow

HERO
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Apricot
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Apricot

HERO | SBK
Hero Arts Bold Ink Tangerine
Hero Arts Bold Ink Tangerine

HERO

You Inspire Me Friend

I hope you're having a great day! I'm playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch challenge today. Here's the sketch...

I wouldn't consider myself a CAS (clean and simple) gal but I love the look. I thought I'd give this one a try using the new Reverse Confetti Mod Floral Stack stamp set. 
I used a stamping tool to repeat stamp the Mod Floral petals in a rainbow of colors on a panel of white card stock. 
All the inks are confetti colors (you can find a complete list and links below). I added a clean white die cut over the colorful petals and a simple sentiment underneath them.
Maybe you want to give this one a try too? You can get all the details here at CAS(E) This Sketch! Have a great day!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Mod Floral Stack
Dies | Reverse Confetti Fancy Words

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Mod Floral Stack
Mod Floral Stack

RC
Fancy Words
Fancy Words

RC
Coral Dye Ink Pad
Coral Dye Ink Pad

RC
Rose Dye Ink Pad
Rose Dye Ink Pad

RC
Bumblebee Dye Ink Pad
Bumblebee Dye Ink Pad

RC
Tangerine Dye Ink Pad
Tangerine Dye Ink Pad

RC
Lime Green Dye Ink Pad
Lime Green Dye Ink Pad

RC
Iced Aqua Dye Ink Pad
Iced Aqua Dye Ink Pad

RC

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Birthday Wishes!

Boy it's hot out today! I thought I'd take a break from the sunshine and enjoy some down time indoors. My favorite way to relax is to create. I love to make cards for friends and family and adding to my birthday card stash is always a plus. 
Today I'm playing along with Seize the Birthday Challenge. This time it's "Anything Goes". My favorite set is Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends.
The Stitched Pieces die cut makes the best layout for the die cut friends. I inked up my card base with distress ink in the areas behind the open windows (Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron). I blocked off the area with removable sticky tape to keep the ink where it belongs.
The images are die cut and adhered to the card with adhesive foam tape. The optional "toppings" this challenge is sequins, but I'm loving the Pretty Pink Posh jewels lately so I used those instead. They look like party confetti and you get so many in a pack you'll be set for loads of projects. 
I love all the accessories in the kit including presents, party hats, balloons, cupcakes and more! 
Now it's your turn! I hope you find some crafty time to play today !


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Friends, Stitched Pieces
Distress Ink | Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon, Shamrock

Thanks for your support! If you like my projects and shop at Pretty Pink Posh I hope you'll use my affiliate links. Using these links don't change the cost of your purchase and helps support your favorite designers. You can click any link to jump to the store and purchase your favorite items
Birthday Friends Stamps
Birthday Friends Stamps

PPP
Birthday Friends Dies
Birthday Friends Dies

PPP
Stitched Pieces
Stitched Pieces

PPP
Watermelon Jewels
Watermelon Jewels

PPP
Shamrock Jewels
Shamrock Jewels

PPP