Good morning! Yesterday I was excited to have some time to play with some new goodies I had gotten either in the mail, or on our drive last weekend to Salt Lake City to do some shopping. Anyway - here is one of the cards I made:
First up - I was itching to use some new Paper Smooches supplies that arrived - so I am linking this up with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge for the week:
Next up - I absolutely ADORE any form of water-coloring technique on cards! So when Virginia Lu started up a new challenge blog - Virginia's View Challenge - and this was the first theme, I just HAD to play along (in fact I have more than one card that I made because I was inspired by this and will be sharing them soon!)
For my card, I wanted to make a watercolor effect, but using stamps only. So I used Paper Smooches Positive Strokes stamp set to stamp with Hero Arts ink on vellum, then heat set it so it wouldn't smear. Next, I stamped my sentiment from Scripty Sayings and Many Thanks in black pigment ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Love that it adds a little shine, but still a slightly softened black tone as well.
I then took my vellum panel, attached it to my doily with a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip, then tied some twine in a bow onto the paper clip. I mounted that to some pattern paper from DCWV that I picked up at Michaels, and added that little wood veneer flower that I found at Michael's as well!
Trimmed it so that there was a strip of my white card base showing at the top and bottom, then finished off with some enamel dots.
Oh - I can't wait for spring! I think this card makes me want it even more!
Hope you are having a great day!!!