Here’s a bright card I made for my friend Nina’s birthday. The watercolor background carries on a watercolor theme that I’ve been hooked on this Summer.
I squished some Distress Ink on a craft mat, misted it with water and dropped my watercolor paper onto the ink to create the background. After drying it with my heat tool, I dropped the paper back onto the ink a few times to create a more random pattern.
The popsicles from Simon Says Stamp’s August Card Kit and the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish stamp set were heat embossed with white powder. Since the sentiment was hard to read, I used Distress Markers to create a shadow and add contrast.
Glossy Accents was used to give the popsicles a melting look and to add shine to the die-cut hearts.
My card today was inspired by the Studio Calico May Card Kit Camelot.
This kit was a box full of ideas and although it included many colorful elements, I opted for some of the more muted tones so the gold embellishments would stand out. Don’t you just love that herringbone vellum? It is so unique. I also used a sewing machine for the first time to stitch gold thread along the top of the champagne grosgrain ribbon that was included in the kit. I think it tied it all together (pun definitely intended).
Although I didn’t use any stamps on this card, I did use craft dies from Mama Elephant; the Embellished Tag Creative Cuts for my tag and the Hello Script Creative Cuts for the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed. Leave a comment below and check out the other submissions for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches #139 by Rita.
P.S. Here’s a little tip.
To prevent the grosgrain ribbon from fraying, I squeezed out a thin line of Ranger Multi Medium Matte on a craft sheet then dipped the ends of the ribbon. The edges keep their shape and you can’t even tell it’s there!
Watercolored mums from Mama Elephant’s Lovely Mums stamp set are the focal point of todays card.
For today’s card, I used a stamp, paper and embellishments from Studio Calico with dies from Mama Elephant to create a scene reminiscent of the sky opening up after a storm. I thought it worked well with the sentiment.
Made with Freshly Made Sketches #128 by Rita.
Here’s a quick card I made using some American Crafts patterned paper, Mama Elephant Inline Letters Creative Cuts and a sentiment stamp I received with my order from Lawn Fawn.
I lined up the Inline Letters dies with a ruler on some Post-it sticky tape before running it through my Cuttlebug. I like the results.