BIRTHDAY MANDALA

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card I am entering for two challenges: the new challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9, where they challenge us to use embossing in our creations, and the new challenge at CASology, with the cue card WISH.

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I’m really excited to finally take part in both these challenges as I am a big fan of Concord and 9th products, and of clean and simple cards.

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I started my card by stamping and gold embossing the outer two rings of the beautiful Many Mandala stamp set to be the focus of my card.

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I then added a touch of watercolour with some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

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Finally, I gold embossed the first half of the sentiment inside the mandala and the other half on vellum, which I adhered to the card.

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I adhered all of that to an A2 white card base and that’s it! I hope you like my card and I’ll be back soon for another challenge! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

SIMON SAYS: SUMMER SUNSHINE

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Summer Sunshine. The DT creations on the blog are splendid, if you haven’t seen them yet head over there now!

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For my card I made a simple watercolour sunset using Distress Inks and a technique Jennifer McGuire shared with us recently, block watercolor.

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I picked Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick and created a beautiful, sunset-like background to be the focus of my card. Originally it was stamped on a 4×5.5 inches watercolour paper, but I ended up tearing the sides and adhering it to a kraft card base to create a fun look.

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I then die cut and gold heat embossed the word hello from the Concord & 9th Double Cut Alphabet, and added that to my background.

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I really loved using this technique, I followed Jennifer’s tips and it turned out amazing on the first try so I’ll definitely be doing this again.

I hope you liked my card, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

CAS(E) This Sketch #229: Watercolor block background

Hi there! First off, welcome to my new blog and thanks for stopping by! I have been dying to try my hand at the awesome card challenges out there, and figured a blog would make that much easier for me!

The first challenge I am participating in is the current CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge, #229, with the following sketch:

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I love this sketch, I had so many ideas just looking at it! I went for a watercolour background using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (which I’m sure you all know are fabulous). I picked No.61 and laid a few layers of colour, nothing special and it was really quick.

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After the background dried, I  cut it into rectangles and stuck them to my card base using double sided tape. Since I wanted to keep the colour scheme clean and simple, I chose a whale from the Whale Hello set from Avery Elle to add a little focus to the card. I stamped it in Versafine Onix Black ink, then heat embossed it with WOW! Superfine Clear embossing powder.

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I then coloured it using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (No.35 Deep Blue) and added white dots on the whale’s underside using my uni-ball Signo white gel pen. After fussy cutting it, I stuck it to my panel with double sided tape, and stamped a sentiment from the same set to make a card for any occasion.

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This card was such a breeze to make, it was a welcome change from my usual! I hope you liked it and I’ll be back tomorrow for another challenge.