If you haven't yet tried the bokeh technique here is your chance to play along with us at House of Cards.
I started by using the wrinkle free distress technique to color my background piece. That's my favorite method to quickly give a watercolor look to a large background. Then I used Spellbinders dies as stencils to make the white circles using pigment ink.
Welcome back to another challenge with Moving Along with the Times. We've got a fun recipe for you to use: 1 digital image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments and a pinch of glitter!
For the glitter on my card I used Stickles along the torn paper edge.
I hope you can come play along with us this week!
Shaped cards are the theme for this week's Moving Along with the Times challenge.
I needed a couple small cards to attach to gift bags and here's what I came up with. You can easily use your die cuts to create a shaped card. Basic shapes are best: like this Labels One from Spellbinders. Start out by folding your cardstock, then just make sure that the die hangs over the folded edge of your card before running it through the machine. The base of my cards was made with a background stamp and clear embossing powder, then inked over the top with Broken China Distress Ink.
I mounted the flower on foam tape, and used a fuzzy brad for the center.
A fun May Arts ribbon made the perfect stem.
My card today was made for the Make My Monday Challenge. I love the watercolor look here and wanted to try and recreate it as best I could.
I don't have much experience with watercolor, but I gave it a shot. I used Distress Inks for my background.
Isn't it a pretty good likeness of the inspiration? I'm happy with it!
Make My Monday: springtime inspiration pic above
I've really been enjoying the card chain challenge the past couple months. It's fun to see what everybody else has made and what options they chose to use for the challenge. Here is my card using a tree:
I came across a sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things that's ending today and I wanted to play along. I started out by finding a stamp that would fit nicely inside one of my circle dies. This sentiment from Stampin Up's Newborn King set was perfect! I know it's not the typical season of Christmas cards, but I like to be a bit different in that regard and create things out of season.
For my background I drew some evenly spaced lines on the back side of my paper, then lined them up and scored each one on a scoring board. Then I stamped a star in each square and embossed them in silver. I think it's a nice look, I'll be trying this technique again with different themes and colors.
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!