Geometric Watercolor Birthday Card

Hello!  Thanks for visiting my blog!  I’ve created a fun and bright birthday card for this week’s video.  The star of this card is the awesome background stamp called Abstract Triangles.  It caught my eye when it came out a few months ago.  I was planning on using it to make a Christmas card.  I was going to color in the triangles in various shades of green, but I missed that boat.  So for this card I mixed up various shades of coral.  I love how this background turned out–the orange tones are bright and cheery and the white spaces I left just makes it all pop.

Then I remembered my Geometric Greenery stamp set in my stash, and I thought that would be perfect to add more color and interest to my card.  I used three different shades of green to color in these leaves.  To stamp out all my images I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it’s waterproof.

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For the sentiment I heated embossed the word “fabulous” onto some black card stock and for the word “absolutely” I simply stamped that out with more VersaFine ink.  I pulled out my Stitched Banners dies to cut them out.  I love these dies and use them whenever I get the chance.

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I popped up the “fabulous” sentiment with some foam tape and I adhered everything else with some Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte glue.

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I almost forgot to stamp my finishing sentiment on the inside of my card.  I pulled out my Mini Misti to do this to ensure I stamped it perfectly–after all that work, I didn’t want to mess up my card.

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Here’s the video! You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube Channel.

 

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Thank You Card using Copic Markers and Distress Ink

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today’s card involves Copic markers, Distress ink and one dang cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called Purr-fect Friends.  The star of this card has to be the cat with all the cute flowers drawn on her.  This set has the best of both worlds–flowers and critters!

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I colored in the cat’s fur with cool gray markers, so that it wouldn’t compete with the bold colors I used on the flowers.  I wanted them to be bright and showy.

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I wanted the bird to be kissing the cat, so I stamped the bird at the very edge of the cage with her beak sticking out through the bars.  I had to place my die cut over the image very carefully, so I wouldn’t cut off her beak.  I skewed the die a little to the left of the image.  I worked out really well because these dies leave a white boarder around the images, and this allowed me just enough space for her beak.

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I used some Bristol Smooth paper for the card base because I wanted to blend some Distress Ink onto the paper.  Distress Ink blends onto this paper a lot easier than regular card stock.

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To get the frame to match the yellow on the cat, I used the chisel side of the yellow Copic marker to color the frame.