Monday 25 July 2011

Paper Smooches July Sparks and No Stress Distress


My last card to share before leaving for (the first part of) my holidays...

The card is my second entry to Paper Smooches July Sparks challenge. I am simply in love with the Paper Smooches stamps, and since I got my new sets last week, I've been looking for opportunities to use them ;o)

I have made this card based on the second sketch of the last column:

Sooo I did a couple of things for the first time:

- Use of chipboard: The sun and the clouds are from the Maya Road - How's the weather set. I coloured them with heat embossing, to make them even more dimensional (and because I wasn't pleased with the result when I tried to gesso and ink the chipboard ;o)). So, I used white embossing powder for the cloud and yellow pigment ink and clear embossing powder for the sun.

- A technique with Distress Inks and water: first I created my background with Distress Inks, then I sprayed a background stamp with water (Friends Definition by Hero Arts) and I layed my paper on the wet stamp. I was a bit worried about the result, as I wasn't sure whether I had sprayed the stamp enough or too much, but I was very satisfied with the result

I highlighted the bee's wings with Icicle Stickles and the little heart on the flower with Glossy Accents.

And a couple of close-ups:

The cute bee with the sparkling wings:

And the grass, for which I made three layers:

I hope you like it!


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despina said...

Όμορφη γλυκιά καρτούλα!!!!καλό απόγευμα!!!

Kelly Braund said...

Adorable card!

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