Howdy! Today I have a couple cards where I did things a little different on each but they look very similar. I was trying again to go outside the lines which I mentioned before is not easy for my brain to do. I think in a more controlled way.
In one case I put the color down on the watercolor paper first while looking at the flower bunch and then stamped over that. On the other card I painted after stamping. Unfortunately I can’t remember if I was using Gansai Tambi watercolor paints or Zig Clean Color pens. I will say it is very likely I used Zig pens on these. I have one of the cards still here and when using watercolor paint it feels powdery on the surface and this does not. I keep saying I need to take notes and I think I’ll remember but… here we are. I think it is kind of interesting that they look fairly similar.
For the thank you card I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The other card I am saving and I will stamp the sentiment when I use it.
I cut both panels out with a pierced rectangle die.
- Flower Bunch – Fragrant Flowers by Penny Black
- Sentiment – Thanks A Bunch by Hero Arts (CL663)
- Rectangle Die – Pierced Rectangles by My Favorite Things
- Versafine Oynx Black ink
- Zig Clean Color pens
I am excited that I finally got one in without the stress of the last minute! Their theme this week at Merry Monday #267 is an inspiration photo with blue, green, silver/white/vellum. A great combination.
So for my card obviously the background is silver glitter paper (not made by me). The white panel is a die cut which is also obvious. The die set that I used to cut all of the snowflakes is brand new to me. I was wanting some pretty snowflakes and my local paper crafting store was having a good sale so I was happy to buy from them and find something I had on my list. I made the glitter paper by using the double sticky sheets and some fine glitter. Possibly I should have added a little more glitter because those snowflakes were sticking in the dies and challenging to get out. I know the detailed dies do that but they were also a little sticky. I did use some was paper on a second round which helped some. I then colored the snowflakes with Copics. The vellum strip has a pearl finish to it which I think went nice with the card and made it a little less transparent. I cut the sentiment out with dies from that same glitter paper.
If you are interested see the crazy colors of this card in the photos below because of different lighting and such. I was taking the photos late at night with different lamps and the camera flash. I finally used my ott lamp and I think that is the one that came out ok. On top of it all, glittery and shiny is just hard to photograph. I like to use natural light coming in the window in a specific place in my house and very occasionally outside.
Silver Glitter Paper – DCWV paper pad
White Panel – MFT Pierced Rectangles Stax (MFT-349)
Snowflakes – Penny Black a blizzard (51-268)
Sentiment – Tim Holtz/Sizzix die set 660058
Glitter – Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter
For now this is the last gold, white and black card from inspiration on Merry Monday #212. I really like the way this turned out. I don’t do well with a lot of white space and this has a good amount and doesn’t feel too sparse for me. I love that people make cards with a lot of white but I have trouble doing that myself.
The background mat is some more of that textured gold Michael’s paper that I love.
The holly is another thrift store find that I got at the same time I found the Christmas tree. It was also in really good shape maybe never used. It is a Penny Black stamp called Hollies (3030F).
There’s a strip of gold washi tape under the greeting. The greeting shape is cut with Spellbinders die Fancy Label Tags One (S2-099). The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880) and embossed with gold powder.