I hope you all are enjoying this season of merry making and have had some time for yourselves as well. I know this time of year can get hectic and sometimes overwhelming so I’m glad you have taken a break and joined me here for a little inspiration (I hope). I am still making Christmas cards for friends and family and haven’t been able to get my fill of November’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This is the most recent card I have made from this kit.
Quick Tip: When embossing on watercolor paper tape it down to your surface first (I used a small cutting board so I can hold onto it easier and move it around easier) this will keep your paper from bowing up on you.
I have been wanting to watercolor an image for some time now and thought this ornament would be perfect. Before I began watercoloring I stamped the image in black ink then again in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder which gave me “guidelines” if you will while I was painting. The gold didn’t show up as sparkly in the picture as it does it real life unfortunately but you still get the idea. I pulled pieces from the different collections in the November Flavor of the Month kit. I glued the strand of pearls as a frame around the colored image with Multi Medium Matte it held it well, dried clear and didn’t take very long to dry either. Used WOW embossing powder to add the sentiment that comes with An Ornamental Christmas stamp set, I am smitten with that font and the leafy sprigs!
That is it for me and this card I think it came out lovely and I enjoyed making it which that is why we do this after all right? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out what’s up today on The Blog! I have loved Easter since I was little, I can remember digging into my Easter basket as a little one and then having to put it all down to get dressed up to go to the Easter Service and looking at my mom in disbelief that I was going to have leave all of the goodies I JUST found out about!
The love of Easter and bunnies has stuck with me through the years leaving me with a soft spot for cute bunnies and Sunny Studio’s Clear Stamp “Chubby Bunny” have some of the cutest bunnies I think I’ve ever seen!
So here is the journey of the card I made from stamping out the images to having to do a little card surgery but in the end I still arrived with a cute little Easter card I can’t wait to give to somebunny special. (I know, it’s just too precious, I almost can’t stand myself either, lol!)
I stamped out all the images, colored them with Copic Markers and then cut them out using my Scan n’ Cut.
I got out one of my sets of square dies, these happen to be from Gina Marie and I thought it looked like a picture frame and I liked the idea of being able to stamp my sentiment across the top since it looks like a banner. Once I got everything cut out I glued it down using Lawn Fawn’s adhesive which has quickly become one of my faves. I stamped my sentiment using VersaFine in Black Onyx and also blinged up a few things using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker. Once I got my sentiment in place I added a few silver glossy dots from Pink & Main.
I used a white pen to hit the bunnies’ teeth and then a black gel pen to do their eyes and though I would do one little guys mouth. Then things went awry! My black gel pen just put out much more ink than I was expecting or maybe I pressed too hard and that’s why the calamity began I am still not sure. I just know that I panicked and tried to fix it with my finger and the more I touched things the more things just went worse! That’s when I knew it was time to call up another bunny and put this little guy out of his misery.
The surgery went a lot easier than I expected and I was even able to cover up any paper tears with my new little candidate. I wanted to include this part of the journey and a pic to go with it because I don’t know about y’all but rarely do I make a card without having something that needs to be fixed. I will say I don’t typically lose an entire character but hey, it happens.
In the end it all came together and at least I got to use my favorite little bunny which is the one in the center. The little brown bunny eating a chocolate bunny, this image cracks me up!!! In my head when I see this little guy chowing down on that chocolate bunny all I hear is “Nom, nom, nom, nom!”
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will get the chance to create today or at least do something that you’ve been wanting to do! Take care and I hope to see you back here soon.