I have been doing some kind of craft or another most of my life. My greatest craft love is making cards, which I have been doing for 18+ years. I love having a blog to share my creations with you and hope to inpsire you to create something. Thanks for stopping by.
Isn't she just adorable with the fish nibbling on her foot.
I printed and cut her out using my Cricut Explore, then colored with Copic
markers. I love the way the image comes with a small border/edge around the image as we all know this is not possible to do using Cricut Design Space.
For those interested, it also comes with out that border edge.
The Scrapper's Delight DT were challenged to make something using this image with a twist......make a shaped card or no pattern paper. I really wanted to
make my card using both twists but just ran out of time and had to go with using no pattern paper. The blue paper on the bottom is very fibrous and has a slight texture to it so I thought it would be perfect for the "water". I tore several pieces
and layered them to look like waves and give it some depth and dimension. I
took a white gel pen and added some details to the water. The top very very light blue paper I embossed using my Darcie cloud folder.
So now go and grab your Friday Freebie image over at Scrapper's Delights.
Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I used a new technique
I learned called Paper Smooshing to create great backgrounds.
I used Distress Inks for my background but there are so many
other mediums that you can use.
I followed a video from YouTube to create the background. There are several videos out there about this technique and each are done slightly different. Here is a link to the one I used, Ink Smooshing.
Once I was happy with the background which I did on watercolor paper then I started to put my card together. I stamped the flowers using one of Rubbernecker's watercolor stamps, this was is a 4 stamp process. Using my MISTI really made it a lot easier to line up those layers. After I stamped it I cut it out using a Gina Marie die, then backed that with a piece of mulberry paper. If you have ever dealt with mulberry paper it can be a bit hard to tear or cut, here is how I did my layer. I placed my die cut of the flowers on top of the piece of mulberry paper then took a wet paint brush and just "drew" around or wet the shape I wanted. Once it is wet just pull it and it tears on the wet line creating that feathered edge look.
The sentiment or poem is also a Rubbernecker stamp that I stamped on a piece of vellum paper.
Well, I hope you enjoy my card and go ahead and give the Ink Smooshing a try you will love the results.
I printed her on watercolor paper and colored her with my Zig Clean Color pens. I am really lovin these things.
Hard to see in the picture my I used my Sakura glitter pens on the stars on her hat and bells. After I colored her I hand cut her out, I know I could have imported her into my Explore and cut her out but I didn't think ahead.
We were given the option to add a twist of some non-traditional colors
and luckily I found some pink Christmas papers. Added some sparkly paper
and I think it all worked out great.
I want to thank you for stopping by and go ahead and head on over to Scrapper's Delights and pick up your Friday Freebie.