Saturday, 21 February 2015

Watercolor card

     Here is another card from this weekend.  It is done with a watercolor technique called Bokeh.  The watercolor paper is mounted onto Bermuda Bay card stock.  The front of the card is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.

     To do the watercolor I wet the watercolor paper till it was quite wet then dropped drops of ink refills so the color would run on the wet paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled table salt on the surface and let it dry.  When the paper was dry, I sponged white circles all over the surface.
The materials I used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Bermuda Bay card stock
Tempting Turquoise Ink refill
Bravo Burgundy Ink refill
Whisper White craft ink pad
Sponge dauber

Non Stampin' Up!:
Watercolor paper
White card stock

Thank you to all the Stampin' Up Demonstrators and other Card Makers who have shared this technique on Pinterest and You Tube!  It is so much fun!

Love is Kindness card set.

     With the cold weather we have been having this past week and a school break has given me some time to put this set together for a contest I have going on my Facebook page: Rose Hope Designs.  
This set has 6 cards with 2 of each of these 3 colors.  The background mat is from Speciality Designer Series Paper  called Irresistibly Yours.  I sponged the paper with the inks and then rubbed the surface with a kleenex to bring out the shine.   The stamped image and sentiment are from Love is Kindness stamp set stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored in with the ink pads and a blender pen.  Materials used are as follows:

Stampin' Up!:
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Ink pad
Strawberry Slush Stampin' Ink pad
Tangelo Twist Stampin' Ink pad
Blackberry Bliss card stock
Tangelo Twist card stock
Strawberry Slush card stock
Pistachio Pudding card stock
Love is Kindness Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker
Strawberry Slush Stampin' Write Marker
Tangelo Twist Stampin' Write Marker
Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write Marker
Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Non Stampin' Up:
White card  stock

Thank you for dropping by!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Cards from Open House

     Last night, I attended a friend's Stampin' Up! Open House where I made these four projects.   I really enjoyed making the treat bag, small valentine card and the Thank you card.  The birthday card with the bows was more of a messy challenge and I was not super happy about the results of that one.
     Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great weekend!

Valentine Cards

      These are three cards I made today.  The blue one with faux tearing and the small one in the front are samples for an upcoming class I will be doing on Monday.  This will be my first large class.  The materials for the cards as follows:

Red card:
Stampin' Up!:
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Happy Hearts Embossing Folder

Recollections Large and Small Heart Punches
Red card stock
White card stock

Blue Faux Tearing card:
Stampin' Up!:
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch
Happy Hearts Embossing Folder

Recollections Large and Small  Heart Punches
Texture card stock
White card stock
Studio G pigment ink

Small Red Card:
 Stampin' Up!:
Irresistably Yours Designer Series Paper
Love Label Stamp Set and Punch
1" Circle Punch
Around Array Stamp Set and Punch
Real Red Classic Ink

Red card stock
White card stock
Gold embossing powder
Versamark ink