This week I tried out a new stamp set and technique! This card is made using Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Bundle. To make this card I first stamped the bird and branches on watercolor paper using Basic Gray Archival ink. I found a bird on Google to be my inspiration, check him out below. Used both watercolor pencils and ink pads to color in and soften with the aqua painters. I then used my big shot to cut the peices out.
For the background, I stamped with Old Olive on watercolor paper. Using my aqua painters, I then saturated the paper to blur the lines. Once dry I attached all the parts and added a black pearl to get a nice shiny eye.
Tip: use heat embossing gun to speed up the process. I also did this when coloring. It helped me darken the colors without the color bleeding from excess water.
Other supplies I used were Stampin’ Up! Stitched Framelits, burlap ribbon and dimensionals for the greeting.
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Today I tried out a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Lift Me Up. I’ve really been wanting to make a vintage card with Timeless Textures , so I combined the two since they work so well together.
I started with a very vanilla cardstock base of 4.25″x5.5″ and inked the edges with Sahara Sand and a stamp from Timeless Textures. I them created the other very vanilla background on a 3.75″x5″ piece. I sponged the edges to “age” it and rubbed my fingernail all the way around. I then layered it on a 4″x5″ price of crumb cake cardstock, which I also ran my fingernail around the edges. Added the very vanilla ribbon and attached to the card base.
The hot balloons are stamped in Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke. I used the thinlit from Birthday Banners to cut out my sentiment. All my peices are sponged on the edges with Sahara Sand before attaching. I used dimensionals to lift the balloons.
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