Sum of the Parts

Take one rotten piece of glossy paper that had color burst in orange tones (which I did not like at all), layer on white heat embossing with a background stamp then color with markers and you get something you can work with. Added in some pp, a tag printed on Silhouette but cut by hand and sponged with oval template (leftover from my drafting days in the 80’s) and a die cut tag in white. It actually was my plan to have the dots be asymmetrical but I never dreamed they would line up on the die cut.

One Embossing Folder & One Stencil

Saw this creation when surfing for inspiration. The challenge was to use die cuts but my mind went to an embossing folder I have. Once I had run the water color paper through the embossing folder, I fussy cut the whole thing. using Susan’s concept of cutting the daisies in half. The other half of the design is layering weight white cs with a stencil that got a thick coat of glossy white embossing paste, left to dry over night. This morning I used my blush brush to spread Turquoise Sea ink over the embossing. Cut a few half circles out of watercolor paper and coated with Elements for the stamina’s. The b&w strip was glued on top and the whole thing was layered on white cs. base. The tranquil scene lent itself to a sympathy card so I stamped that in black.

What now?

For Mojo Monday: Sketch 509

I had printed out several sizes of this darling critter scene and had plans of foiling this one. But then decided to sponge some color in the background/foreground. Then had the concept to use the focal like the topper to a tent card, so fussy cut the top half. This meant that the base card got cut by half and the white was sponged for sky. The doily was for filler, and so when the lower half that got cut off literately fell into place, it works for balance. Sentiment is a couple of things. First I gave myself permission to cut a stamp for the “you” stamped in black, then cut the “Celebrate” straight on the Silhouette but curved it when gluing down. Finale was to add bling, used a new silver pen from my dear friend Johanna to highlight a few points of interest.

Tip: For small items that need glued like the Celebrate, place them on scrape of paper right side down then hold half still with your finger while using tape runner over the exposed portion. Turn scrape and tape runner the other half. Use a large sewing pen to gently pick up and place.

Must have a Flower

For Mod Squad: Floral

Cut the step card and flower spray on Silhouette. Stamped flowers with black ink then water colored with Color Burst and a water brush. Added plaid background and white layers, after I had run their edges along the black ink pad. Stamped sentiment in black.

Lavender Step

Cut the white cs then added b&w strip for the sides. Center pp is a scrap and the white is layering cs with black stamp then sponged with Plum Punch ink. Sending was cut on Silhouette then heat embossed in black. Tag was made on Silhouette also and sponged before attachment. Plaid was made at Tartan Maker

This ends up being an A2 card size, which is kind of unique.