Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Recessed panel focal point...

I'm up again over at the Scrapbook Expo blog with another cardmaking post! I had fun just watercoloring the other day and playing around with a floral design of my own. I decided I really wanted a simple design to accent the painting, so I turned it into a recessed panel and raised the top and bottom panels. This really added some white space, and allowed the watercoloring to be the focal point!
Here you can see from the side view, the raised panels...
I am loving painting and can't wait to do more of it!!
The sentiment is Friendly Flowers by Papertrey Ink.
Swing by the Scrapbook Expo blog to read more about my process! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Calligraphy and watercolor go hand-in-hand...

Calligraphy is so hot in stationery these days, so I'm extremely happy that it's making its way into card making as well! Here I've used the Calligraphy Classics stamp set, along with some watercoloring/painting of my own.
To make these, I started off stamping the sentiment in a lighter pink color, then used a wet paintbrush to paint over it. When dry, I stamped the sentiments again over the top in Pure Poppy. The leaves were painted by myself with a teal watercolor paint and a tiny bit of gray and black mixed in. Before I did the leaves, I actually stamped 2 flowers with the Paper Clippings: Thinking of You stamp set.

Swing by the Scrapbook Expo blog to read the tutorial!

Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Release Day...

Today is release day, and that means all of the new products we have been previewing this week for Papertrey Ink will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm EST. What do you have your eye on this month? I have two more things to share with you. First is a card made with the Splits: Thank You stamps. I stamped it in the center and colored it in with Copics.
Celebrate and the rest of the sentiment was added from Colorful Words. Then I added some Stitches & Swirls in the corners and a few navy blue flowers from Graceful Greetings.

Celebrate In a Big Way card:
STAMPS: Splits: Thank You
INK: Aqua Mist, True Black, Enchanted Evening
PAPER: white
DIES: Color Pop Butterflies
OTHER: Copic markers.

Second is a little tag that you could use on a scrapbook layout! I used the Sweet Dreams stamps and dies and the Sweet Dreams Pajama Patches.
The background is a Tag Sale: Quilted die. The kraft piece was cut with Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Square Die Collection and stamped with Background Basics: Super Chevron. The pj's are stamped with Background Basics: Striped Sweater.

Kisses and Cuddles Tag:
STAMPS: Sweet Dreams, Background Basics: Striped Sweater, Background Basics: Super Chevron
INK: Scarlet Jewel, white, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate
PAPER: white, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate Pattern Pack
DIES: Sweet Dreams, Sweet Dreams Pajama Patches, Tag Sale: Quilted, Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Square
OTHER: enamel dots, seam binding, Copic markers, Sweet Blush felt and floss.

These new products will be available for purchase on May 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink! Stop by each of the design team blogs to see more projects with these sets!