Hi Everyone! I’m back with another frog card! The stamps used are from Gerda Steiner Designs and I thought they would be perfect for a fun frog selfie card.
I stamped the frogs with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This makes watercoloring very easy as it traps the several parts of the frog. I colored the frogs with my ZIG brushes and added small spots on the frogs with a dark brown color and white gel pen.
As I don’t have a picture frame die, I created one myself by die cutting a square from a piece of paper and trimming of the edges so it looks like a picture frame. For the background on the card base I chose pattern paper from the Spring Fling pack from Lawn Fawn.
I added the picture frame with the frogs on top in an angle to make the card more dynamic. For the sentiment I used a Wavy Sayings stamp from Lawn Fawn and stamped it on a Wavy Banner from Lawn Fawn as well.
And that finishes up the card! I hope you liked it and it gave you inspiration.
Hi Everyone! I have always loved the look of no-line watercoloring and I really wanted to give it a try. My greatest inspiration and no-line watercolor teacher is Kristina Werner. I watched a lot of her videos and finally had enough confidence to give it a try myself.
If you are interested in how to do no-line watercoloring, it is easiest to watch the video:
I started by stamping all the images from the Butterfly Kisses set with Distress Ink Antique Linen as it is water soluble. Then I choose a number of Distress Inks to color all the images. All the colors I chose are down below in the supply list.
For the background I blended Distress Ink on smooth Mixed Media paper. To add interest to the background I sprayed it with pearlescent water. This is a mixture of water with Perfect Pearls. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, coated it with white embossing powder and heat set it. Always make sure to prep the surface first with an anti-static powder tool! That way you will only get the powder in the places you want.
For the images I chose to adhere them with either tacky glue or with different heights of foam squares to add more interest and dimension. To frame the focal point I die cut a white border out of heavy weight cardstock. On the card base I adhered the grey flower pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn Spring Fling pack. To make the focal point stand out even more, I adhered it with creative foam and double sided tape at the back.
I’ve had a lot of fun creating this card and will definitely keep practicing the no-line watercolor technique.
Hi Everyone! When I saw the new summer release of Lawn Fawn I was so excited! One of the things I just had to have was the center picture window die. As soon as I could, I got my hands on it and created this beautiful card in combination with the Butterfly Kisses stamp set.
One of the things I love about the window card is that it is so versatile: you can use it with stamps you already have, and you can be creative with the layout like I did!
Now let’s dive in the card making process. For the assembly of the card I advise you to watch the youtube video as it is much easier to show how it works in a video than in writing.
After the coloring, it was time for a lot of die cutting. I die cut all the images and elements for the center picture window card. For the center of the card I decided I did not want the standard oval shape, but I wanted it to be open. That is why I die cut 3 pieces of grass for the base. For the sentiment I used the wavy banners set.
With the net the fox is holding I combined the stamped image with a die cut net from vellum. Behind the vellum I glued a butterfly. Now it looks as if the fox has caught it!
Now all the little pieces for the card where done and it was assembly time! I adhered all the background pieces with double sided tape, the sentiment with foam tape, and the images with tacky glue.
And that finishes the card! I had so much fun creating it and can’t wait for another round. I hope you liked it and it gave you inspiration!
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With the Lawn Fawn Hillside Die, I die cut the water, and for the grass I used the MFT Grassy Hills die (an alternative is the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border). I paper pieced all the background elements together and placed the stamped images on top.
For the sentiment, I die cut a fancy wavy banner and stamped “Have a hoppy birthday” on top. This banner is 3d which gives a nice touch. And that finishes up the page!