SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 2

I’m back with another card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge.

I’ve been watching a lot of videos on using watercolor on cards and I love how it looks.  So I decided to try the technique myself.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Watercolor

The die cut balloon is what I used the watercolor technique on.  For my first try, I think I did an OK job.

As I look at the card, I realized that the background on the card is competing with the balloon image.  It might look better if the card base was blank, then the balloon image would really stand out on its own.  All in all, this was a learning experience for me.

Please, leave a comment letting me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Point Borders

On Point Borders

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used a gold trim elastic cord from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration free kits.

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Clean and Simple 3 Card Class – Day 4 Optical Illusion

Did I say how much I’m enjoying this online card class.  Well here it is, I’m having an awesome time in this CAS 3 Card Class.  I’ve learned so much so far and we have weeks to go.  Enough about me, today’s card focused on a different type of optical illusion, Masking!!  Jennifer McGuire taught us how to use our die cuts to mask of areas and apply ink.  I had fun, so much so, that I ink the side of my card stock with the distress ink that I had to ink the sides of the cards too.  I love how it came out, despite my mistake.

Take a look:

Hey, HelloHey Hello 2

Supplies Used:

classic crest solar white CS

classic crest solar white CS

Labels Collection Framelits Die 125598

Labels Collection Framelits Die 125598

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Ink Blending Tool

Ink Blending Tool

Post-It Full Adhesive Roll

Post-It Full Adhesive Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSS Hello You

SSS Hello You

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let me know what you think about my masked card.

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