MFT Roses All Over ~ Gansai Tambi Water colored ~ Celebrate Card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with this very bright and bold card as my entry for the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge that they host on their blog each week.  

 

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

 

Using My Favorite Things’ Roses All over background stamp, I stamped the image onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with Rangers Gold Super Fine embossing powder.

I knew I wanted to use watercolors on this card so I got my Gansai Tambi Watercolors out that I received for my birthday a couple of months ago.  
Working on one rose at a time, I added a little water and added my color loosely on parts of the petals, taking care not to cover the entire rose. Then, using a waterbrush I dispersed a bit of water around the rose.
Continuing on, I colored each rose individually by adding color and adding water. The colors I used for this background were number 35 (Carmine red) and number 36 (Wine red).

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

I die cut the panel using MFT’s Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die and I die cut a square out of the middle (keeping my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong – whew!).
To put my card together, I adhered the water colored panel to a black cardstock base, added a mat and adhered the water colored square on top with some foam tape for added dimension.
To finish the card, I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Heart Bouquet stamp and cut it using My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip.
I really love using black, red and gold color combinations and I think this card turned out better than I envisioned in my head.

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

This is my completed card for the MFT Sketch Challenge and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel ~ Teacher Appreciation Week card

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This week I continue with projects for teacher’s appreciation week with two adorable cards I made for two special teachers.

This time I used a stamp and die from Lawn Fawn called Thanks a bushel. I started by stamping the basket of apples and individual apples onto some Spectrum Noir paper with black tuxedo Memento dye ink.

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel teacher appreciation week handmade card

Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored my apples in red and green. Here is the list of markers I used:

Red apples: CR8, DR2 and DR5
Green apples: DG1, CG3, IG1
Leaves: CG4 and DG4
Basket: TN3, TN5 and TN7 the rim of the basket was colored using TN8 and EB5

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel red handmade card

To create a card, I cut the coordinating color cardstock to 4 inch by 8 inch and scored it at 4 inch mark so that my card base is a perfect square at 4” x 4”. I also cut some coordinating plaid paper down to 3.75” x 3.75” and added the stitching with Stitched Borders die from Lawn Fawn.

I adhered the plaid paper and the basket of apples with some foam squares for added dimension. I embossed a sentiment from the set with black embossing powder and stamped a message on the inside that reads “for being a great teacher!”

 Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel green teacher appreciation week handmade card

And that completes a couple of very simple, yet very adorable teacher appreciation cards.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Stampendous’ Rose Bouquet Mother’s Day card

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I’m back this week with a Mother’s Day inspired card being that Mother’s Day in about three weeks away. To get started, I stamped Stampendous’ Rose Bouquet roses, leaves and glass jar on some Spectrum Noir paper. This paper is recommended for alcohol based markers as it allows for ease of blending and minimizes the potential for bleed through. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored all the images and cut them with the coordinating die set. 

Here is the list of marker I used

Roses: CR8, DR3, DR5, DR7
Leaves: CG2, CG3, CG4, DG3
Vase: BT1, BT2, IB1, IG1, IG2
Stems: CG2, CG3

Since the bouquet image when assembled was relatively large, I choose to make this card an A7 sized card. I wanted my card to have a frame around the image and since I do not own a die cut in the size I needed, I had to get a little creative. I cut a piece of red cardstock down to 5” by 7”, using Lawn Fawns Stitched Scalloped Borders die, I cut out the middle to create a frame border for my card.

I adhered the image partly flat on the card and partly on foam tape to add dimension. Using Lawn Fawns Happy Happy Happy sentiments and die set, I die cut the scripty “happy” in black cardstock three times and glued it together with multi medium matte.

To complete the card, I embossed the rest of the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock, cut it using a banner die from Lawn Fawn and added a few red sequence pieces, as well as a little shimmer on the roses for a little bling.

That completes this card and I hope you found it inspiring for Mother’s Day.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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