Monday, April 30, 2018

Designer Challenge Day 1 18-2018

It's Gracie here this week for a bit of fun!  Designers with one challenge from the same envelope!  We each have pretty much the same "ingredients" to work with and it is awesome to see how differently each chooses to create a card. 

Today is Day 1 and it is my choice is up:

I started with the wonky frame for lack of a better term - I'm kinda wonky myself so it fits!

Here is my card:

I received the chicken stamped image as a RAK and I really think it is cute!  As it was stamped on paper that looked like a chicken coop, I colored the chicken with Spectrum Noir markers to make the chicken stand out.  I put the chicken panel in my Misti and placed the wonky frame over it.  I stamped the "Thankful for you" sentiment in black Memento Luxe ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I mounted the chicken panel on white card stock then placed the frame with pop dots over the image.  I used maroon card stock for the card base.  This one will be in the mail soon to my bestie. ~ Gracie

Here is Sue's version:

I've learned that these designers' challenge can be a cause a bit of anxiety because there are not opportunities to make an "oopsie" as we only have one of each element. So, it is a challenge to create something that you have to make work. I'm up to that challenge.

I created a background panel using glossy cardstock and distress oxides (twisted citron, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber) and spritzed water. I cut it so that it would fit in the opening of the white panel and adhered it. Yes - I should have not adhered it just yet ... but oh well. I masked off the frame with post-it tape and stamped the sprigs, using Penny Black's Flower Sparks, on the left side. When I stamped the sprig on the right, I forgot to mask off the bottom. To cover up that oopsie, I added the sentiment on a banner using a scrap of patterned paper and a stamp from Paper Smooches' Salutations stamp set.

Sue - it's lovely!  There are no mistakes in card-making - just opportunities for embellishments!

Next up is Anna's version:

Using the frame from our envelope I covered it with Washi tape from Artminds Christmas Collection.  I printed image M369890 from the Cricut "Frozen Fever" Digital Cartridge and secured the frame over the image using pop dots.  I used the cartridge to print and cut to make the tag image M32232. ~ Anna

Sweet card, Anna!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sweet & Simple Sunday 18-2018

Hello, everyone!  It's Gracie here this week.  Today is normal but the rest of the week we will be busy little bees!  Tomorrow we will start our Designer's Challenge for this Spring!  But before I get ahead of myself, today is Sweet and Simple!

Here is my inspiration for the card I am making today:

And the link:

And here is my card!

I started with a 5 1/2 X 11 1/2 inch piece of pink card stock for my card base and white and pale yellow for my panel, cutting all five panels at one time.  I used double-sided card stock from Hackney & Co. "English Garden" for the lower portion of the panels flipping from birds on one side to butterflies on the other.  I used five stamps to stamp on the front and back of each panel and tied ribbon around each before adhering the panels to the card and tied a bow with the ribbon on front.  The ribbon is the only embellishment I used.  It is sweet and simple!  ~  Gracie

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Scene it Saturday 17-2018

I have a Springtime scene for today's card.

I went to my Cricut files and found this picket fence and gate from a cartridge called Spring Cottage.  I cut it out on a white wood-grain embossed paper from Altenew.  The flowers are from the same cartridge and were cut with scraps of cardstock, then I added some accents with markers.  The cat is from the Pet Shop cartridge.  I masked off a card base blend on grass with Distress Ink, masked that part off and did the same process for the sky.  The sentiment is from the Unity June 2017 KOM called Time to Enjoy Life.  I didn't glue down the gate section which allowed me to slightly bend them up and give it a dimensional look. - Denise

Friday, April 27, 2018

Freestyle Friday 17-2018

Today's Freestyle uses the April themes of floral and pastels.

I joined Unity's Kit of the Month over two years ago.  One of the things I try to do is make sure I use some of the stamps before the next kit comes.  This image is from the April 2018 KOM called Eyes of the Beholder.  Since the image fills most of the card, it makes a quick and easy card to do.  I stamped with Versamark and used gold embossing powder.  After heat setting that, I used watercolor on the flowers and leaves.  Using the embossing powder helps keep the watercolor within the image and I don't have to be quite as careful.  The sentiment was from another KOM called Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.  - Denise

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday in 3D 17-2018

3-D cards really make an impression. 
I am doing box cards for my family birthdays this year and here is one I did for a great-niece.

This wonderful card is from  I have purchased quite a few svg files from there and they always are great to put together. Mary has videos on the site that lead you through everything so that even though they look complicated, they are easy to do.  All the print papers are all from a 6 x 6 pad called So Sophie - Graceful by My Mind's Eye.  The solid purple is from Brazzill and has a pearlized finish.  I cut it on my Cricut Explore and added the message on the front which the Cricut was able to write and makes it easy to personalize cards. Adding gemstones to the tops of the towers gave it some sparkle.  - Denise

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wow Wednesday 17-2018

The challenge on Wednesday is to take a previous card and turn up they WOW factor on it.  I decided to use yesterday's card.  I like Clean and Simple, so adding to a card is something I need to do more.  

Here is the card from yesterday with some additions.

I put Wink of Stella on the blooms, wrapped a metallic thread around the sentiment and added some sequins. I do think that it adds quite a bit to the original and will push myself to go a little beyond clean and  simple. - Denise

A closeup of the glitter on the flowers.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Technique Tuesday 17-2018

The technique for April is watercoloring.  

I hadn't used my Spectrum Aqua markers for a while and decided this would be good for this technique.  I stamped the image from Unity's Done in Love kit on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I like to do this since the details of this stamp are small and the embossing tends to keep the colors from bleeding into other areas.  I cut around the image and put it on a mat I cut with a wonky stitched die from Gina Marie Designs.  I couldn't find a good paper to match, so I took a plain card base and colored it with the same two purple watercolor markers I used to color the image.  The sentiment is from the same Unity set. - Denise

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 17-2018

Making a Christmas card with pastel flowers wouldn't be my first choice, but this one turned out just fine.

This is a technique called spotlight coloring.  I stated by stamping my images on watercolor paper.  I stamped in the upper corner and then re-positioned the stamp to the opposite corner and turned it 180 degrees.  I then took two nesting dies that were a couple of sizes apart and taped them in position with painter's tape so that the smaller one was in the middle of the larger one before running them through my Cuttlebug.  I took the smaller panel and watercolored the image making sure that the colors were muted.  I decided to use the same color green to paint the background for the sentiment panel.  I cut a couple of mats out of black cardstock slightly larger than the image panels and layered them for the effect.  The image was from Unity KOM October 2016 called Holiday Hugs and the sentiment was from CTMH called Holiday Tags.  This is quicker than coloring a whole image and can still make a statement. - Denise

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 17-2018

Denise here and ready to start my week for April. The themes for April are florals and pastels.   Since Sunday is our day for Clean and Simple, I am starting with a couple of cards that were inspired by an idea I found in a Facebook group I belong to.  

This is a great way to use papers from the 6 x 6 paper packs that I am addicted to.  I stamped the image going off the edge of the plain paper and then stamped the sentiment close to the image.  As you can see, I varied how far off I put the image to play with more blank space.  I then took a circle die and cut out around the flower letting the straight edge cut off part of the circle.  All you have to do then is put a patterned piece of paper on a card base, attach the circle, lining up the straight edge of the circle on the edge and pop on some enamel dots.  It is a very quick way to get some cards done.  The paper is from Authentique called Latest & Greatest.  The flower stamp is from the May 2014 KOM from Unity called Hey Girl and the sentiment is from a CTMH set called Have A Happy Day, Everyday Life.  - Denise

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Scene it Saturday 16-2018

WOW - my week here has already come to an end. I hope that you've enjoyed my cards this week. I have one last card here for you.

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. For Scene it Saturday, the theme is to create a scene card. 

Here's my card

I looked through my collection of 6x6 paper packs for some pastel colored florals. I found three different printed papers. I stamped some trees from Simon Says STAMP One with Nature stamp set onto the printed paper. I fussy cut the trees. I used Simon Says STAMP Stitched Slopes and Hills dies to cut a sloped mask. I then inked up the panel with the mask in place, with distress inks – shabby shutters for the grass and salty ocean for the sky. I positioned the trees to create the scene. It felt like something was “missing”, so I added a flock of birds using Lavinia Stamps Birds stamp set. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Thanks for keeping me company this week. See you next month.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Freestyle Friday 16-2018

My week here is almost done. A few more cards and then I'll pass off to Denise.

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels.  For Freestyle Friday, the challenge is to create whatever I want. 

Here's my card.

For this card, I repeatedly stamped the small branch included flowers using Poppystamps Peony Stems and Blossoms stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on 96 lb Bristol. With a 1.5” circle punch, I punched out a section of the card panel. I added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on only the punched area. Using a scalloped circle die, I die cut a border for the colored circle panel. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped onto a banner and popped up with dimensionals. This technique is known as a spotlight technique.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow. I'll have the last card for my week here.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday in 3D 16-2018

It's Sue back with another card this week. 

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. The creation of a 3D card is a stretch for me. It’s something that I’m not really familiar with. I checked out Pinterest and found a video and templates to make a 3D card at  

Here's my card.

I found some pastel printed paper to decorate the box. I used Simon Says STAMP’s Artful Flowers stamp set with white embossing powder for the flowers and stems. I added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush. I fussy cut the blooms and stems.  I arranged the flowers in the box. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Salutations stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink on soft yellow cardstock, cut into a banner.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wow Wednesday 16-2018

Well, my week here is halfway done. I have another card for you.

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. For WOW Wednesday, the challenge is to turn up the volume on a card.  

Here's the original card.

This card used Poppystamps’ Peony Stems and Blossoms stamp set. The spray of flowers was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Color was added with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush to move some of the color around. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

To turn up the volume, I added some sparkly silver strips to the right side of the card and some rhinestones in the centers of the flowers. Here's the new card.

Thanks for stopping by. Please drop by tomorrow and I'll have a new card for you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Technique Tuesday 16-2018

Hi! It's Sue back with another card for you this week.

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. For Technique Tuesday, the challenge is to use this month’s technique – watercoloring. 

Here's my card.

I used Altenew’s Adore You stamp set, stamped onto watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended the ink with a waterbrush. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out. For the background of the card, I used Cuttlebug’s Chicken Wire embossing folder with kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Layered Topiary stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 16-2018

Hi! It's Sue here again with another card for you today.

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. For Mistletoe Monday, the challenge is to make a Christmas/Holiday card. 

Here's my card.

I started with Simon Says STAMP’s Poinsettia stamp set, Versamark and white embossing powder which was heat set on vellum. The bloom was fussy cut and I added color with Copics on the reverse side of the vellum.  I decided to put the poinsettia on a kraft tag which I made using Stampin’ Up’s Ornate Tag Topper punch. OK - I know that poinsettias aren't exactly representative of Spring Floral. However, I felt that using the vellum, that the color was "pastel" enough to work today for this challenge. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP’s Ornaments stamp set and was white heat embossed.  I used some silver ribbon for the top of the tag. Used some green printed paper for the background.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 16-2018

Hi! It's Sue. I'll be with you all week with some new cards for you. 

The theme for April is Spring Florals and the color scheme is pastels. For Sweet and Simple Sunday, the challenge is to create a clean and simple card using this month’s theme and color scheme.  

Here's my card.

For the flowers, I used Simon Says STAMP’s Floral Bookmarking stamp set and my MISTI. I have found lining up the flowers easier, if I use the original MISTI and move the card panel, rather than move the stamp. I used Hero Arts inks (Soft Cantaloupe, Tide Pool, Orchid) for the flower heads and Green Hills for the stem and leaves. For the sentiment, I stamped on some grey cardstock with Technique Tuesday’s Look Out World stamp set. I popped the sentiment strip for some added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by. Come by tomorrow and I'll have another card for you.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Scene It Saturday 15-18

Closing out my week here today!  Still trying to remember Spring, florals, and pastels.  I had a good time making this card!

Here is my card:

I really liked how this one turned out.  It is clean and simple but I think it is lovely.  I started with a white cardstock panel (110# weight).  I stamped my image (Altenew Wishing You stamp set) offset towards the center with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink and embossed with Whispers clear embossing powder.  I then stamped it again on copy paper to make a mask and used removable adhesive dots to tack it over my image.  I cut an oval from another panel of cardstock and used the piece the oval was removed from as a mask around my stamped image.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China and Cracked Pistachio) and sponged them lightly around in the oval with the blue and a little heavier with the green toward the outside.  I then very lightly spritzed it with water.  I helped it dry by using my heat gun.  I removed both masks.  I colored the buttercup with Spectrum Noir pens and added some clear Wink of Stella to the buttercup and leaf.  I then put the panel in my MISTI to stamp my sentiment because I knew I was going to be stamping over another image and might need to stamp more than once (twice).  I mounted my panel on a light aqua cardstock and used yellow cardstock for a card base.  I put the white oval on the inside of the card to write a sentiment to someone.  See you next month!  ~  Gracie

Friday, April 13, 2018

Freestyle Friday 15-18

Since it is Freestyle Friday and I always need birthday cards that is what I chose to do.

Here is my card:

I have no idea where this stamp came from.  Seriously.  I don't remember buying it.  Does that mean I have too many?  No, no, no.  I am not dealing with negativity in my fun space and you can never have enough stamps  :)

I stamped it on white 110# cardstock with Memento Luxe ink and used Whispers clear embossing powder.  I colored the panel with my lightest purple/blue Spectrum Noir pens (HB1-HB3).  I colored the leaves and stems with LG3 and LG4.  I stamped my sentiment from Altenew onto white cardstock.  I trimmed the stamped panel down and mounted it on light yellow paper and tied a dark violet ribbon around it before adhering it.  I used a lavender cardstock base.  ~  Gracie

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday in 3-D 15-18

Do you dread when you are asked to make something 3-D?  Sometimes I do.  But we are only limited by our imagination!  You just have to look around your craft room and stare at things long enough and you will find something.  I promise.

Here is what I found today - I made one in the past for someone and tried it again.  I used an empty spool from some ribbon.  Yep, 1 1/4 in. ribbon spool.  Cardboard.  Plain old Wal-Mart brand.

One of my friends saw it and said he thought I had taken up cake decorating on the side lol!  It is actually a trinket box and my granddaughter called dibbs on it already.

I started with the empty spool and pulled off the top and bottom (but don't throw them away!)  I used one to draw off patterned cardstock (the light green) and hot glued the cardstock to the top of the bottom I pulled off.  I did the same thing with the top and glued the top and bottom together with hot glue for stability.  I cut out two thick dark rose cardstock circles and hot-glued those together then I glued the base to the top of the dark rose cardstock.

The spool itself was easy.  I simply cut two 1 1/4 in. strips 12 in. in length and hot-glued them to the inside and outside lining up the edges.  Then I put a thick bead of hot glue to the outside of the bottom of the sool and attached it to the center and sat a book on it until it was really adhered.

The rest was just decorating.  I dug trough my leftover trim box and found small pearl strands and large also.  I glued the pink ribbon (the ribbon helps hide all that glue I used) on first then the pearls.  I added 3 paper roses from Recollections and a butterfly from Michael's.  It still looked like it needed something so I added the ivory ribbon bow.

And yes, I still have a few fingertips left...  ~  Gracie

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wow Wednesday 15-18

Yup.  One of my favorite days!  Bring on the bling!  Today we take a "plain" card we have made in the past and jazz it up!

Here is my plain version.  It is a card I made for a challenge.

I really love House Mouse!  But I only have 6 House Mouse stamps.  A friend mailed me some images of hers and this cute little guy was in the stack.  The challenge was to use a House Mouse image with the sentiment and paper chosen for the challenge.  It was all sized for a side or top fold A2 card but I turned everything sideways and made a Z fold card.

And here is my jazzed up version!  First I started with a yellow Spectrum Noir glitter pen and painted the petals and flowers.  Then I added gold glitter tape in stripes.  I also added rhinestones around my mouse and the sentiment.  I used a clear Wink of Stella pen on the dragonflies and carefully peeled them off the card and put pop dots behind them so they would stand out.  All fun and done!  ~  Gracie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Technique Tuesday 15-18

Oh, today was fun!!  Spring, florals, pastels, and watercoloring!  Here is the video link for inspiration:

SSS Kaleidoscope Background Distress Ink Faux Watercolor | CTD466

And here is my card:

I started off with white watercolor paper and cut it to 5 x 3 3/4 in.  I used several flowers from Forever in Time Sunshine Daises stamp set.  After arranging them with my Misti, I stamped them with clear Versamark ink and used white Ranger embossing powder.  I also stamped my sentiment at the same time on pink cardstock.  The sentiment is from an Altenew set.  The die cut is one I received as a Christmas gift to use with a planner (which I don't do) but I have been trying to think out of the box with the dies.  I diecut Agenda three times and layered them for dimension.  I sponged my panel directly with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks minis (Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, and Tumbled Glass).  I spritzed the heck out of my paper then blotted it with a paper towel.  I let it dry (takes awhile with watercolor paper - it's thicker).  I attached the Agenda with a S'U fine tip glue pin and attached the sentiment with pop dots.  It's all on the same pink cardstock as the sentiment and on a white cardstock base.  It's fun!  Go try it!  ~  Gracie

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 15-18

I just love Christmas... but it is a challenge to think of Christmas using Spring florals and pastels as your inspiration.  I gave it a go...

I have a pretty Christmas stamp that actually did NOT have a poinsettia on it!  It is from Hunky Dory.  The sentiment came with the stamp (there is also a die set with it but I did not use it today).  I stamped the image and sentiment on 110# white card stock with Memento Luxe Black Ink and Whisper Clear Gloss embossing powder.  Then I had to think pastels.  Peach is just about my favorite color.  I used Spectrum Noir Markers CR1-CR6 to color the ornaments, the bow and the flower.  The leaves are LG2 and LG3.  The stem is TN5.  Now I love bling and it was tempting but the card is just so busy so I had to restrain myself!  I only added one rhinestone (a pale green) to the center of the large ornament.  I mounted my panel on coral card stock and used a white card stock base.  Only 260 days until Christmas! ~ Gracie

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 15-18

Hi, everyone!  It's Gracie here with you for the week!  Spring is blooming out everywhere and it is on our blog, too! 

Today is Sweet and Simple Sunday.  Here is my card:

I started with a plain white card stock base.  I used a white card stock panel (Co'ordinations 110# weight) and cut it to 5 x 3 3/4 in.  I cut a sage green panel 5 1/4 x 4 in.  I stamped the rose from Anthony's Paper Crafts.  The butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from Raisin Boat. I used Memento Luxe Black ink and Whispers Clear Gloss embossing powder.  I colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added 3 white glitter enamel dots to 2 corners.  I have no yellow roses growing in my yard.  I think they will be on my list to the next trip to the nursery! ~ Gracie

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Scene It Saturday

Scene it Saturday 
Create a scene card. 

April theme is spring florals.
 Color scheme is pastels.
 Technique: watercoloring

Today's card features a cute scene Mouse House Stamp (Stampendous).  I stamped the image onto watercolor cardstock with versafine ink.  I used Distress Ink Pads and water to color the images.  Easy technique, swipe the inkpads onto a non stick craft mat, add water and paint the image with a small paint brush.  I dabbed glossy accents onto the flowers, food in the bowl and on the ground and added fine glitter.  I adhered the panel onto purple cardstoek, then onto an A2 size card base.  ~ Kimberly

Friday, April 6, 2018

Freestyle Friday

Freestyle Friday
Create whatever card you like

April theme is spring florals.
 Color scheme is pastels.
 Technique: watercoloring 

Today's card features watercoloring with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals.  Magicals are shimmery powder pigments that I combined with water to create my background. I sprayed water onto watercolor paper and dropped the magicals in with a paint brush.  After drying the panel with a heat tool,  I stamped the Wildflowers (Tim Holtz) onto the panel using Versafine CLAIR inks in Nocturne and Morning Mist.  I trimmed and adhered the panel to an A2 size card base.  ~ Kimberly

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday in 3D

Thursday In 3D
Cards or projects that are 3D

April theme is spring florals.
 Color scheme is pastels.
 Technique: watercoloring

Today's card features Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps.  I created a stand up card using an A2 size card base.  It folds nicely into a corresponding envelope.  I started with a white card base, the bottom flat and top scored and folded in half.  This allows the card to stand up.  The floral paper is Dare 2B Artzy, trimmed and layered onto pink and orange cardstock (bottom panel). I trimmed two strips of card stock, orange and pink and adhered each to the card top, while allowing the fold to remain free to move. I sprayed a piece of watercolor paper and applied watercolor (Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors) using the "wet on wet" technique.  I stamped the sentiment and the chair (Dare 2B Artzy) with Versafine CLAIR Morning Mist ink and adhered to pink cardstock.  I applied adhesive to the bottom only of the top of the card base.  I added two images to illustrate how this 3D technique works.  ~ Kimberly

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WOW Wednesday

Today is Wow Wednesday.  The challenge is to turn up the volume on a past card.  I chose to WOW a card I posted earlier this week.  I stamped the images with versamark and embossed with Ranger's Rose Gold embossing powder.  I used bright white bristol paper and Zig Clean Color Markers.  I chose the clean color markers for this technique because they react with very little water.  I used my heat tool to dry the paper as I colored to help keep the paper from warping as I applied water.  These markers are super fun to work with.  ~ Kimberly

Original Card

WOW Card

Close Up View

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Technique Tuesday

April theme is spring florals.

 Color scheme is pastels.

 Technique: watercoloring (use inks, paints or other markers)

Today's card design follows the inspiration video with a few exceptions. I used Rose Gold Embossing Powder on the background (instead of gold)  and I used  Distress Oxide Ink (in place of regular distress ink).  I applied Versamark Ink to the background stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs) and embossed with Rose Gold. Next, I used Tim Holtz's wrinkle free distress technique to apply several colors of DO ink to the panel.  Finally, I added he focal image (also CP Designs) die cut from white c/s. I stamped the sentiment (CP) with DO Inks.  ~ Kimberly

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mistletoe Monday

April theme is spring florals

Color scheme is pastels. 

Technique: watercoloring (use inks, paints or other markers)

Today's card features Tim Holtz's Scribble Woodland Stamp set.  I created the card on watercolor paper with Distress Markers and the Misit Stamp Tool.  I colored each image separately with the markers (Ie:  trees/green, etc.), lightly spritz with water to achieve a watercolor effect, then stamp onto the watercolor paper. The Misti tool is helpful because the images need to be stamped more than once. I continued with each part of the image until completed.  To create the sky and ground, I scribbled the markers on a pallate and painted as a wash. I stamped the sentiment using the brown marker.  I inked the edges of the panel to create dimension.  ~ Kimberly.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday

Hi, Kimberly here as this week's CADC Designer.

April theme is spring florals. 

Color scheme is pastels. 

 Technique is : watercoloring (use inks, paints or other markers).  

Each card this week will be colored using a different medium.  

Today's card features the cone stamp set by Stampendous.  Since I like bright bold colors, pastels present a challenge,  The stamp set came with a sheet containing stencils and masks.  I used the masks and VersaFine Clair Black Ink to stamp the floral pattern.  This ink is new to me and it is amazing.  I applied the ink one time to achieve a crisp clear image on the watercolor paper using my MISTI stamp tool.  I used Tombow Markers and a waterbrush to color the images and background.  ~ Kimberly