I made this card after a failed attempt at a different technique (see below for explanation). I smooshed (that's a very technical term) Distress Inks onto my craft sheet (keeping the colours separate), sprayed them with water, then picked up the colour with my waterbrush and painted it onto watercolour paper.
by smooshing some distress inks onto one edge of a piece of Stampin' Up watercolour paper, then drenching it in water to let the colour run to the other side of the paper. Well, I wanted to make a few more cards using the same technique, but I didn't have much of the SU paper left, so I used a different brand of watercolour paper. I've used this other watercolour paper before, and it's been fine, but not for this technique!!
On SU paper:
On OTHER paper:
I'll just have to remember NOT to try this technique with this paper again - I'll keep it for other watercolouring uses!! As you can see, it worked perfectly well for the card at the top of this post.
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A friend of mine has a daughter, Isla, who is turning 8 soon. My friend asked me to make her a card, so I asked which Disney princess is her favourite (Isla's favourite, not my friend's! LOL!) The answer was Cinderella ;)
I die cut the letters of Isla's name out of blue cardstock (onto which I'd stamped a tiny flower from a Hero Arts set - stamped in HA Pool Party shadow ink) and silver glimmer paper, then adhered them slightly offset. Cinderella is from a Disney/EK success clear stamp set, and I coloured her with Copics.
This week's Muse at Muse Card Making Club is Marion Vagg. She used a heap of washi tape - I am a latecomer to washi, but I thought I'd try making a card using washi instead of patterned paper. My card looks NOTHING like Marion's, but I did use washi!! This is what I came up with:
A friend (who I am meeting for lunch) asked me this morning for a baby card (sex unspecified). Not much time before I have to leave for lunch, so thought of this week's Paper Players challenge - Clean and Simple featuring Buttons and Bows for Baby. I reached for Lawn Fawn's "bright side" paper pad, and a sentiment from Stampin' Up. I really wanted to use some plain white bakers twine for the bows, but I don't have any!! How is that possible?!?!?!
Phew! Up to 5 cards today using the same stamp set - Hero Arts "Year Round Sentiments".
For this card, I wanted to use a heap of stars - there are 3 stars in this set, so I grabbed a mini stamp set from Basic Grey which had 2 more stars and a sentiment that I could not resist (seeing as it is based on the handwriting of Kristina Werner, one of the FABULOUS instructors in the Online Card Classes!)
I think I might go back to this one and add some star dust Stickles to the small solid stars - what do you think?