watercolor for cardmakers

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bunnies are Peeps Too!!!

One of my favorite things about Easter times is  Peeps!!!!!Yummy!!!  And  marshmallow bunnies taste just as good!!  These were my inspiration for my card!!!

I cut the bunnies out and then applied flocking in different colors to give them a Peep look!!  Added some enameled dots for their little bunny tails.   I wanted to stay with the primarily white look but ran the bottom of the card thru an embossing folder for texture.    Simple card!! But used some of the tips that I learned about in Pattern Play to make it work for me!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Patternplay Day 3 Homework

My Picture is not the best but I am trying to make simpler and flat cards for mailing to try to keep the cost of postage down.  I used Kristina's lesson for this card and cut a circle and frame out of the front to let the sentiment inside the card show thru as part of the design.  I have this paper from K&Company for a long time and love the bright bold large colors and the larger prints in this pad which always seemed a bit much for a card.  This class has really big help inspiring different uses of paper that seems to pile up in my scrap room untouched and waiting for use.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pattern Play Day 2 Homework

This class has been so informative so far with lots of hints and techniques that you can use to make fast and simple cards with the supplies you have on hand.  i dug out my Tim Holtzs sizzix bird with bird cage die and die cut bird and stamped with a $1 stamp I had to embellish the card and used some layered flower stickers I found in my stash that the colors went along with.  I then gave ink resist a try with some clear embossing on some pattern paper and a little walnut stain distress ink.  My sentiment stamp needs some breaking in but i used Simon Sys Stamp Flowered friends for that.  I will be doing this again and did not use any solid papers with the exception of the bird which i stamped on to give it a pattern also.  I think I will try another technique I watched today and make another card.

Pattern Play Homework for Day 1

Not a very original title but trying to get my mojo back thus taking the class.  Really need to use up some of the paper I have accumulated so I can buy more without guilt!!!!  Here is my first attempt using  the tips that were given in the first day of class.

on to learn more and hope to find more time to add more.