Thursday, March 12, 2015

PTI Make It Monday #204: Watercolor Smooshing

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the uber creative, Betsy Veldman.  Betsy is crazy talented and makes the most amazing projects!  This week she has shown us a technique for getting the neatest watercolor effect using our stamp reinkers and water.  I highly suggest you check out the video for yourself.  You can find all the information here.

For my card panel, I chose to "smoosh" using Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise inks.  I just love the soft look that was achieved.  I layered some stamped die cuts from Betsy's Quilted: Spring stamp set, accented with a sentiment die cut.  Finished off with a few sequins, and a few too many dots of glossy accents.  :)  And, lastly, I added some stickles to the floral centers as well as the sentiment (which turned out so pretty and sparkly in real life)!  I'm quite tickled with how this card turned out.  Thank you for the inspiration, Betsy!

And, thank YOU ever so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WPlus9 Throw Back Thursday Challenge

Today's card was made for WPlus9's Throw Back Thursday challenge.  I am so excited to see one of my favorite stamp companies hosting a challenge again.  Oh boy, have I missed those Monday Mood Board challenges!  If you would like to see this challenge for yourself, you can read about it here.

For this card, I used my Stampin' Up D block and dabbed various Distress Inks onto it.  Then I spritzed the block with water until it was nice and pooled.  I turned my inked block over and set it onto my card stock panel.  I moved it around slightly to try and make as nice of a square shape as I could.  After letting the panel dry completely, I stamped and embossed my sentiment and stars.  Lastly, the entire panel was adhered to the card base with dimensional foam adhesive.  My favorite part about this card was how the ink colors came out looking so galaxy-ish.  :)  
Thank you for the inspiration, WPlus9!

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

PTI Make-It-Monday #203: Doodling with Stamps

This week's Make-It-Monday challenge is hosted by the very talented and creative, Ashley Cannon Newell.  She is the master of doodling and just wait until you see the card she made for this challenge!  It's amazing!  If you would like to check out Ashley's gorgeous card, or the challenge, you can find all the information here.

For my doodle experiment, I chose to use the Funky Florals stamp set.  I used the rock-n-roll inking method to get a bit of variation in my flower colors.  Then I set about to doodle some definition.  I just kept adding more doodles until I was happy with the results.  Then, I went and covered up my doodled floral centers with some glittery Diamond Stickles  whooops!  Who knew clear glitter glue would cover up black ink?  Oh, well.  It just gives me an excuse to go out and buy some black Stickles.  :)

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