Card a Day Challenge has a wonderful design team and we are showcasing three of them today.
We start with Gracie who used the same stamp set to do cards for both a girl and boy.
The stamp set I used for this hop came from Raisin Boat stamps. I used the set to make cards for both baby boys and baby boys. I stamped the images with Memento Luxe black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I used twine for the clothes lines and attached them with enamel dots to the card fronts. Thanks to Sweet Petunia for making MISTI!!! ~ Gracie
Denise shows cards that can be used for Mother's Day or even given to your own children to let them know you love them.
I chose a new set I purchased from Unity Stamp Company and designed by Gina K called Another Name for Love. It is made up of this lovely Peony and several sentiments. I did the flower three different ways - embossed, alcohol markers and watercolor, which gives different looks. I also used three different sentiments and ways of using them. The top is velum mounted over a paper from a K & Company stack called Classic K. The middle was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and backed with paper from an Authentique 6 x 6 pad called Latest & Greatest. The final is watercolor using Distress Inks on watercolor paper. I used an edge die and put a DCWV paper from their Le Tres Chic stack along the edge. - Denise
Sue shows how many different looks you can get from her chosen stamp set.
For the first card, I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Charcoal with the eight leaf branch and the swirl stamps. The monochromatic look makes this a good choice for a sympathy card. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp’s Whatnot Sentiments Seven.
For the second card, I used a watercolor technique to create this card. I started with 140 lb watercolor paper and my MISTI. I used the same stamps as I did for the first card. For each impression, I stamped once with one color, spritzed with water then applied the stamp to the card. Without moving the stamp, I inked with another color, spritzed with water and then applied the stamp. This created a really fun effect. For the sentiment, I die cut using MFT Die-namics Happy Hellos. To complete the card, I added some Wink of Stella on the sentiment die cut to add a bit of sparkle.
For the third card, again using the same two stamps, I stamped with two colors, Hero Arts Shadow Inks Passion Flower and Lime Green. By choosing these two colors, it gives the card a fun, fresh Spring-like look. The sentiment is also from Your Next Stamp’s Whatnot Sentiments Seven. I finished the card with a few sequins to give it a bit of sparkle. - Sue