4/23/2017

Pretty Flowers {Colored Pencils on Dark Cardstock}

Hi everyone! I wanted to color some pretty Penny Black flowers, so I decided to make a card using colored pencils on dark cardstock. Here is what I came up with:


I can't wait for my peonies in our garden! For my card, I stamped the image from the set 30-340 gentle day! with grey ink onto the grey cardstock. Then I colored the flowers with Faber Castell Polychromos. After I had adhered the panel to the card base, I stamped the sentiment from 30-300 happy notes onto a strip of white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it with foam tape. Finally, I added clear droplets to the card.

I'll enter this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Showers and/or Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vanessa

4/11/2017

Raised Focal Point

Hi there! I made another card for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday. This time I used cute MFT Stamps and a simple technique to draw the eye to the focal point.


I started with a panel of white cardstock that I had trimmed slightly smaller than the card base. Now I masked off a hill and applied Distress Inks with an ink blending tool to create grass and the sky. I flicked tiny water droplets from a brush and let it dry. Then I die-cut the rectangle from the center of the panel and adhered the panel to the card. I stamped the sentiment and adhered the clouds, that I had stamped and die-cut. Next, I die-cut the rectangle from fun foam, layered it with the piece from the panel and adhered them. Finally, I stamped the dog, colored it with Copics, die-cut it with the matching dies and adhered it.


A fun and easy way to enhance the focal point, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Vanessa

4/09/2017

Unicorn Birthday Card

Hi everybody! I made a cute unicorn birthday card for the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

I've been wanting to use the Avery Elle unicorn for such a long time and now it finally made it's way onto a card:


I started with a panel of white cardstock and masked off a rectangle. Then I applied Distress Inks with an ink blending tool and flicked water from a brush onto the ink. After it was dried, I stamped the stars and the tiny dots. I removed the masks and adhered the panel to the card. Now I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to the card. 
I stamped the unicorn and the stars, colored everything with Copics and die-cut the images with the matching dies. After I had adhered them, I added matching sequins to finish the card off.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Vanessa