I love joining in with Challenge blogs and this week at TGIF, they have set a technique challenge!! Watercolouring!!!
So, I have decided to find my inner “arty”. Apparently, she wasn’t hiding that far away!! I used the retired colour coach to come up with a nice combo of subtle colours, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand. I think they look very pretty together.
I then had a look at my stamps. I decided to use the large splat from the Perpetual birthday calendar set. I stamped it in the 3 colours on the watercolour paper and gave it a spritz of water to make the colours blend together. And because I’m impatient, I used my heat tool to make it dry quicker.
I knew I wanted to add a gold embossed sentiment and I couldn’t decide what would go. My fabulous friend, Emma, suggested that I use the flower from You’ve Got This, and I have to agree, that it looks pretty good!! I added some lace, a bow and stamped a small sentiment from Petite Pairs and punched it out with the oval punch.
When I came to photo the card, I realised that it’s hard to get a good picture of embossing. Let me just say in real life, it looks much better!!
I hope you like my card!! Please leave me a comment and let me know.
Stampin’ Up! Product List
Can you believe that we are up to challenge number 4 already!! Where does the time go!!
So, this week we are casing the Wedding section of the Catalogue. There are lots of yummy products to play with in this section. I decided to case the Congratulations gift box on page 67 of the AU/NZ catalogue.
But, I didn’t have any boxes!! Nooo!!!! How does that happen!!! So I thought I would try it as a card.
I have loved the Banner punch since it’s been available. It is just too cute!! I also used my new favourite DSP, Gold Soiree. I love shiny!!!
I wasn’t sure how to start and finish the baker’s twine so I decided on a little knot and then used a glue dot to hold it down. I also used the Bravo stamp set for the congratulations and got out my gold embossing powder for a bit more bling. It is meant to be a wedding card after all!!
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!!
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Stampin’ Up! products used:
It’s been such a hot day today that I stayed in the air conditioning and worked on a couple of ideas for cards for my next stamp club in a weeks time. I recently purchased the Medallion stamp set which I have seen used on so many lovely cards and thought it was about time that I inked it up.
I just love Splitcoaststampers for inspiration (click here). I found this great card by cgpop and gave it a wedding twist, seeing as I’m not ready to start Christmas cards just yet. I’ve done a bit of embossing in white for the medallion and then gold for the sentiment.
Here’s a close up .
Stamps Set: Medallion, Happy Greetings
Paper: Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, white embossing powder, pearls, organza ribbon, crochet trim, large scallop circle punch
It’s been a busy couple of weeks but here’s a cute card that I made for a friend’s birthday. This is one of my favourite hostess sets from the new catalogue, Birthday Bakery. I cased it from here.
Stamp sets: Birthday Bakery
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride marker, Perfect Plum marker, Sahara Sand Marker
Paper: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Finial Press embossing folder, Blushing Bride 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon, Scallop trim border, Crystal effects, Fine Supernova glitter