Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rainbow Cool Treats Birthday Card

I have a friend at work, and her birthday is tomorrow, so I wanted to make her a birthday card. I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while, so I decided to use it for her card.

Take a look:

 All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp set: Cool Treats
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Archival Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White Thick
Accessories: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits dies, Aqua Brush, Watercolor Paper, Sprinkles Embellishments (retired), Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals

I taped the piece of watercolor down (all four sides, using some washi tape) and I spritzed it really well with water. Then I took my Aqua Brush, and starting on one end, I "watercolored" a swatch of color, then a second color, overlapping  them some to blend the colors as I worked my way across the watercolor paper. How do you like it? Me? I LOVE it! The bright colors really made me think of popsicles, and that is why I used the Cool Treats stamp set. What a fun birthday card for an end of the Summer birthday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

You've Got This Birthday Card #tgifc119

They have a really great color challenge over at TGIF Challenges this week. The challenge was to use the three Stampin' Up! colors of 1.) Pool Party, 2.) Crushed Curry, and 3.) Lemon-Lime Twist (one of this year's In-Colors...and I love it!).

I don't know about you, but I seem to use more birthday cards than anything else, so I made my card a birthday card. (I really should try to make more masculine cards, but I know more women to give cards to than men, except for my family, who are all men. Except for one of our cats...LOL!)

Anyway, take a look:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise specified:
Stamp Sets: You've Got This, and Beautiful You
Cardstock: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Whisper White Thick
Inks: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Lemon-Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 
Watercolor Paper, Aqua Brush, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Paper Snips

I stamped the large flower image on some watercolor paper, using SU!'s Archival Basic Black ink. It is waterproof and I knew that I wanted to paint it with the ink colors from the challenge. I used all three ink colors when I painted the stem and leaves. Lemon-Lime Twist was just a little too bright of a green for my liking for this large Peony-like flower, but it was the color in the challenge, so I had to figure out how to make it work. The three colors together make it really interesting. I also used the Lemon-Lime Twist for the center things of the flower, with a little bit of Pool Party thrown in for good measure! What do you think?

Here is the challenge graphic from the TGIF Challenge Blog:

Anyway, I hope you like my card today! I really liked making it and I'm really happy to share it with you!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Garden Girl Emboss Resist Challenge (#tgifc118)

Boy this was a tough challenge for me. My collection of stamps did not lend itself well to what I wanted to do for this TGIF Challenge. Nothing like taking it almost right down to the wire either! LOL!

I am really glad that Stampin' Up! decided to bring back their Glossy Card Stock too. You can do some really cool ink blending with this stuff! My card is a Z-Fold card, with a background made using the emboss resist technique, which is what the challenge was. So many cute samples over on the TGIF Challenge blog! Take a look at my card:

All supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp sets: Garden Girl, Better Together
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Glossy Cardstock
Inks: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Archival Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Write Markers (Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo) Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

It is hard to tell in the big picture, but in the close-up you can see that I painted over the little butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush to give it a little touch of sparkle.

And here is the challenge graphic from the TGIF blog:

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by,