Saturday, May 2, 2015


My bestie is having a birthday this month. I started with the frienship background embossed with clear powder on vellum.  It is a great texture, and only in a certian light fall can the words be seen...kinda like a secret message.  

My next task was to prepare a watercolor background for under the vellum piece.  I used the Koi watercolors with a mix of blues and purple.  While that dried, I die-cut the Memory Box Vignette Floral Branch and colored it with copic markers.  I did not pull the die-cut apart to color it. Since it is so delicate I left it within the sheet and only separated it once it was colored.

My bestie's favorite color is pink, so I took a bold pink card base and began layering my elements.  The contrasting light pink mat, the darker pink base, watercolor piece, the vellum, and the die cut - now adorned with some wink of stella shine.  I colored a few pearls the various pinks in the flower and placed those as flower centers.  I also took some natural color pearls and scattered them along the card.   My last bit was to wrap some pink chevron ribbon around the card as an anchor for the branch.  I love how girly and delicate this turned out.  I think she will love it too! Happy Birthday dear Evelyn!

Close up to show clear embossing
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Case this Sketch 121

I saw this sketch at Case this Sketch and I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and my card is very representative of the picture in my head. Yea~!


I used some 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and my Koi watercolors to create a very bold hot pink background area.  On top of that is some gold embossed vellum using  WPLUS9's Pretty Peonies, and the sentiment comes from SSS Friendship Messages.  Embossing Powder is from Hero Arts.  

Attaching vellum is always a bit of a trick. I decided to glue it down with tape glider and then covered it with a bit of gold foil paper. The water color panel was matted onto an SU Strawberry Slush card base.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Merry Monday - 156

It has been a while since I played at Merry Monday.  The prompt this week was to used Pinecones, Greens and the word Believe.

I used the Simon Says Stamp & Clearly Besotted stamp set Holly Berries.  It has my favorite pine branch and some lovely pine cones.  I didn't have any dies or stamps that say "Believe" but I was able to print it on vellum using my laptop and ink jet printer (set your paper settings to transparency).

Ink - Versa mark; Embossing Powder  - Hero Arts Gold

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