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TLC118 Paisley & Petals with Onare

May 28, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

WT use it

So, I HAD to try the technique challenge when I saw it. Its called wet watercolor.

I have to say it takes a little practice to get the image as you want it. I did not like too runny of a look. So, I used my Petals & Paisley  patterned paper by my FAVORITE patterned paper company SEI to get me started.

I also noticed that solid images with a open line image over it, in a bold color work best. So I used my Daisy Dots set by Lizzie Anne Designs for the challenge.

I colored the solid image with Saffron, Cameo, and Turq, then misted my white cardstock with my Mini Misters by Ranger. It took a couple tries to get the colors to blend like I wanted, and get the feel for how much to spritz or NOT! Once I got the image I was happy with. I heat set my cardstock so it would dry quicker, and not warp or bow/buckle.

I then stamped the open line image with my glue pad, and added brown Martha Stewart glitter (told you Im in love). So it shimmers, quite nicely!

Once that part was complete I used my Onare piercing template which is a serious MUST HAVE! I linked the particular one that I LOVE to pieces!!! Anyway-that gave me my leaf border.

From there I punched some coordinating cardstock with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Then……..(I feel like I have a run-on sentence going and am breathless) I stamped the “thanks” from the flower set, and popped it out with my 3/4 circle punch by SU! Added it to the center of a clear Foo-Fa-La button (another must have) and adhered to flower center.

The ribbon was tied at the top, and is of course by Martha Stewart! LOL! Its a pretty lightweight, silky/shimmery type of ribbon.

I was very please with the fresh colors, and the overall flow of the design.

What are some of your favorite colors?

Finally For Sale!

May 28, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Yeah! Im SOOOO excited cause now you can get the NEW! Summer sets by Lizzie Anne Designs!

Their new collection went on sale today. Sign up for their newsletter.

If you decide to purchase anything I’d LOVE to hear what your favorite sets are.

I was so excited to see their newsletter in my IN-BOX because it featured my Fairy card!

So I think Ill post a sample each day this week with my Lizzie Anne sets! I will also attempt to use some of my favorite products for you to see.

SO my first card is in HONOR of Memorial Day, using somewhat Patriotic colors.

Flocked Flowers

Flocked Flowers

I adore red and blue together, but dont use it enough. For this particular card I used the NEW! Power Flowers bkgd, and Sketched Sentiments. I used a rectangle block image by A Muse, stamped with sky blue pearlescent ink by Brilliance.

I then stamped my flower bkgd with versamark, applied heat & stick powder, and heat set it. Once melted, I applied my Fun Flock in Chilli Pepper Red. Then heat set again.

I LOVE fun flock. I must be in a time warp. Im suddenly drawn to *old* items! LOL! I’m lovin Twinkling H2O’s and Fun Flock these days. Is that old school or is the trend reappearing? Lets hope for the latter ok.

Now to complete my project. I got these delicious felt flowers by American Crafts. They are the Green House collection. I got mine at AC Moore. Several colors and a variety of sizes are in each bottle. I feel this complimented my design. Plus I got a smudge in my upper right corner! LOL! Had to cover it up somehow.

I also LOVE Making Memories jewel brads.

I drew the stems by hand with a marker and ruler. Had to add my bling stickers to the centers-I love those muchly!

The sentiment was made using the Sketched Sentiments. Isn’t this cute?

I love the layout too.

So I hope this will encourage you to try Flocking. I’ve been using it a few months and its just so great on a card.

My Etsy

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