Yesterday I was busy organizing my dies so I started this card but didn’t finish it. I couldn’t post it until today anyway as it’s the 2nd birthday card for my granddaughter’s birthday.
We had a private nail salon visit for nails on her birthday Thursday & today we had presents & cupcakes.
The Ice Princess & Friends set from My Favorite Things is so fun to create with. Who wouldn’t want to play with an ice skating polar bear?
The mountains gave me a bit of trouble since it’s the first time I used the Impression Obsession Mountain Layers slimline set. Sometimes solid image stamps just take a bit to get broke in and don’t stamp well. Figuring out their placement took a bit too. Where I ended up with a gap, I colored it blue to look like a lake in the distance between hills. Remember they are not mistakes, just creative detours. Of course if it’s truly awful, it just a few cents in paper and you can start again.
Hope your weekend is filled with creating & relaxing.
I have been working on cards for our class Monday featuring Pretty Poppies. It started with one of the cards featured today that was posted a month or so ago on Facebook. A couple of the Angels just love poppies. So I decided a class was in order especially since there are so many wonderful poppy stamps available currently.
Today’s cards feature the Impression Obsession Poppy Collage stamp. I took a class up at My Hearts Fancy in OKC and we made this card:
Now this card is beautiful but all the cards in class were 5 x 7 inches and I don’t usually work that large. Plus I am pretty sure this one would cost extra to mail. So I created this card for tomorrow’s class:
Although smaller in scale at the traditional 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, this small card is just as stunning and I like the watercoloring on it better.
So let’s take a quick comparision between the two:
One is larger, one is smaller but both include the same great design.
Both images were stamped & embossed on watercolor paper.
The larger card uses Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor. It was harder to get a richer color to the poppies with it but by taking class, I got to try it out. I take classes for my own enjoyment. Plus since I design all the time, it’s nice to take a class that someone else designed & I stay fresh on techniques & products.
The smaller uses FSJ Liquid Color which isn’t quite a watercolor but has richer pigment to it and works just like watercolor. I believe the top card has a Liquidtex Gold Metallic on the frame portion of the stamp. I dug out my old Twinkling H2O’s Egyptian Gold for the bottom card. Again both are stunning.
I am not sure the brand of foil used in the top card but the bottom is FSJ Mirror Gold. Both were embossed with Tim Holtz’s Elegant 3D Texture Fades. The top one is a bit less shiny but just as lovely.
If you study a card design, it is usually fairly easy to recreate the card with what you may already have in your craft room. Do not be afraid to change sizes to suit your project needs.
Summer is a great time to find inspiration in the bright sunny outdoors & activities. Use that inspiration to get crafty this week.