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!


Pin It

Friday 22 July 2011

Congratulations on your wedding, cousin!

So, the time has come that my beloved cousin got married! I am really so, so happy for her! She's only three months younger than me, so we literally grew up together, I feel her more than cousin, more than friend...

Anyway, the wedding is on Saturday. The couple wants to keep it everything simple, without making a big deal of the event. So they are having a civil wedding with only their parents and siblings, and then at night they are going to throw a party in a club for friends and "younger" family... I LOVE their plan!

So I thought that for this occasion, a funny CAS card was more appropriate, and here is what I came up with:

I cut the bride and groom figures  with my Silhouette SD on vinyl. It took me longer than what it might look like, lol! And I avoided putting anything in straight lines, as the couple doesn't usually go with the norm ;o)

This card is for the following challenges:

Wee Memories Challenge #62: CAS - Clean and Simple

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC91: Color Splash

I hope you like it! Well, I hope *they* like it as well ;o)

Supplies: From my stash: heart brads (I don't remember the company!), black and red cardstock.

Pin It