Hello everyone!! I’m here today playing along with AAA Cards Challenge and the Muse Challenge #79.
I wanted to take this time to say Thank you so much to the ladies over at the Muse Challenge for choosing my card for Honorable Mention. I really appreciate it. If you missed the card you can find it here.
Now on to this week’s challenges. I had a lot of fun creating my project for these challenges.
Both of these challenges used Water-coloring, which happens to be my favorite. I decided to do something a little different then what your use to seeing.
I created a TAG!!! Yes, a tag and its not on a card. This was a bit of a challenge because my working area was smaller then a normal card size. I wasn’t sure if I needed to fill all of the space or should I leave some empty areas. It took me one hour to decided just on that. LOL!!!
Take a look at my TAG:
To create this tag:
I used a piece of watercolor paper and my Koi watercolors to create my background.
I cut my tag using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 Dies.
I cut my thank sentiment using Simon Says Stamps Thanks Die out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock 4 times from some dimension.
I used my Stampin’ Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch and Elegant Butterfly punch to punch out four butterflies, 2 from my scrap watercolor piece and 2 from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.
I added My Mind’s Eye White Enamel Dots to the center of the butterfly for detail and more contrast.
I punched a hole in the top of my tag using Stampin’ Up! 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch.
I added 2 pieces of retired Stampin’ Up! ribbon and tied it with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine.
Thats all! Very easy and fun to do!! I hope you give it a try. I will be making more tags from now on.
Here’s a close up:
Thanks for stopping by!
I must say this Watercolor for Card Makers is an awesome class. I’m learning so much and sharing it with my daughter has been even better. Both of us are having a lot of fun learning about colors and how the work with one another. Once her cards are posted I will link them here in my blog so you can see what her take on the lessons were.
Today’s card is a Stamped Emboss Resist and Watercolor Wash Card. Kristina Werner taught us how to add ink on top of an embossed image, the ink just happens to be watercolor. I’ve practice this technique a couple of weeks ago and it took me a while but I got it down pack and my card came out really nice. You can check out my post on April 30.
For my new card, I wanted to create a male card. I don’t have many of those, I wanted to make sure I tried colors that were suited for men. I love blues, yellow, and coral. I also tried something new. ADDING STITCHING TO MY CARD!!! I’ve never done that before but I wanted to finally try it. It was exciting!
I love how the colors blended to make colors that weren’t in my original palette. When I added the yellow to the tip of the blue it create that pretty green. The same when I added the coral to the yellow, it created the orange. It was amazing.
Creating the background was pretty easy.
I used Impression Obsessions Honeycomb Stamp to create my background. I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Stampin’ Up! clear embossing powder.
I used my Koi Watercolors, I used number 23, 24 and 8.
My vellum and card stock was attached with my small sewing machine. I had that sewing machine for two years and never used. I pulling it out to create this card and I’m so glad I did.
Guess what, I didn’t know how to use the sewing. I had to ask my daughter to help set up the machine. I thought that was funny and she loved teaching me.
All and all, my card came out the way I had hoped it would. I’m very pleased with the look. I hope you are too!