Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mix It Up Challenge

   


     Today I am sharing a card I made for the Mix It Up Challenge at Ellen Hutson.  This months challenge is to use an Essentials by Ellen stamp  set or die along with a stamp set or die from WPlus9 Design Studio.



                                                                                      

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For my card I used the Fancy Thanks stamp set by Julie Ebersole along with the Fanciful Feathers dies from WPlus9. The feathers were made my making a watercolor panel using  turquois and purple Brusho  crystal color watercolors.  After the panel was dried I die cut the feathers.  The effect you get with the crystal watercolors is so unique and  pretty.  I then added a few sequins for a little sparkle.  A piece of craft foam behind the center panel slightly elevated the panel and gave the card added dimension without making it too bulky.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!

Susan

Friday, September 18, 2015

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest

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     Today I have another card to share that I made for the    My Favorite Things Superstar Card Design contest.

 
 




     I enjoy making shaker cards and the Birthday Centerpiece die is perfect for this type of card.  To create the circle background I experimented with Brusho Crystal Colour in emerald green.  Brusho  is a dry watercolor that you shake out of a container then mist with water to activate the crystals.  Each time I used it, the pattern was different. The emerald green color had shades of green, blue and yellow. Depending on how much you sprinkle and how wet your paper is the effect changes.  I thought it made a pretty background for the card.  I used Lush Lagoon card stock and the coordinating pattern paper. To finish the card I used a light green foil paper to cut out the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings dies. All the papers and dies I used were from My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!

Susan
 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest







     I decided it was time to wipe the dust off my blog and enter the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest.  I have a tall Nantucket style basket in my kitchen filled with orange and red ranunculus and have often thought what a pretty card this image would make.  Using the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set I created this card. 









Card Design Superstar


     To start this card, I stamped and embossed the poppy images with gold embossing powder.  I then water colored the flowers with orange and pink distress inks and  instead of water, used shimmer mist to blend the colors.  The shimmer mist gave the flowers a slight sheen and a different look then using water.  To create the vase, I cut out a rectangle using one of the small rectangle dies from the Blueprints 23 die set.  The flower stems were created using  the border stamp image  from  the Whimsical Wishes stamp set. This image was stamped on cream colored paper and embossed with verdigris embossing powder. I then inserted the stamp image behind the cut out rectangle. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used the pierced rectangle die from Blueprints 20 dies for the rectangle layer.  Adhesive foam tape was used to layer the flowers and  After Midnight card stock was used for the card base. I debated whether or not to tweak the card but in the end I liked the simplicity of the card and left it as is. 

     Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck to all the card makers who entered the contest.

Susan

My Favorite Things Card Design Contest

Once again I am entering a card in the   My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest .  I am entering this card in the Clean and Simpl...