Sunday, October 4, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge 3 - Day Four

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday! I hope you all had an opportunity to get crafty yesterday for World Card Making Day. Well, it's Day 4 of the Coloring Challenge and I have a watercolored birthday card to share. I used the Flutterby stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I tired something different for my picture this time. This one is taken in my bedroom, on the fireplace mantle. I noticed that I get really good natural light in there and I decided to give it a go. What do you think? (Click on the images to enlarge them.)

I started off with a die cut panel of watercolor card stock. I smooshed two different colors of Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spritzed them really good with clear water. Then I laid the card stock on top of the inky blot, let it sit for a bit, then lifted it off. That created the background for my card. While I let that dry, I stamped the blooms and leaves onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set that. Then, I watercolored them with Distress Markers. I get the best results with my Distress Markers when I scribble some of the color onto a slick surface; acrylic block, non stick craft sheet, etc. and pick it up with a damp paint brush. And that is the technique I used here. After they were dry, I fussy cut them out.

After my main panel was completely dry, I gold embossed the greeting, adhered all the flower bits and then mounted the panel onto my card base with dimensional adhesive. I went over the blooms with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush then added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

Here's a look at what I did on the inside of the card.

Pretty self-explanatory, I think. The sentiments are from the Birthday Basics stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

And that is it for my card share today. Thank you for the visit. I appreciate it! 


stamps: Flutterby(Lawn Fawn)  "Happy Birthday to You" from Cake & Candles(Avery Elle)  Birthday Basics(Papetrey Ink)
card stock: 80#, 110# Solar White(Neenah)   Pretty In Pink(Stampin' Up!)  Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress Card Stock(Ranger)
ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)  Picked Raspberry, Soft Spun Sugar Distress Ink(Ranger)  Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: 4mm Pink Peonies, Sparkling Clear sequins, 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)  6mm Vanilla sequins(Ellen Hutson)  Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)
other: Metallic Gold Rich Regular embossing powder(WOW)


Jeanne said...

I didn't get to make a card, but I did go to a scrapbook expo and bought some stampy stuff. Does that count? {hee, hee} What a gorgeous card, Barb! I think the photo from the mantel is fabulous. It looks to me to be in a pool of natural light. Don't get me wrong, I think your other photos have been great too, but this one really shines in that light. I could see the WOS sparkle without having to enlarge the photo. :) I have to get into my crafty space and do the smooshing. It looks amazing on your card. I adore those flowers, too. All around beautiful card! So happy you got to play on World Cardmaking Day! Have a happy Sunday, my sweet friend! Hugs!

stampmonkey said...

Ooooh, I love how soft and pretty this is! I didn't even realize it was World Cardmaking Day...guess I missed my chance to have it as an excuse to get out of garden work. ;P Your smooshing technique turned out beautiful and your watercolored/embossed flowers are just so light and feminine --so pretty! The sequins around the gold sentiment really tie it all together. I'm still undecided on which photo lighting I prefer for your cards, but they both seem to do a nice job of highlighting your sparkle. ;)