Hey y'all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Its Monday, and time to get some projects that I've had in the works finished up...what have you got planned for the week?? I thought I'd start out with a few Mother's Day cards that I've been working on, and it just so happens that the challenge this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is A Hint of Pink! How perfect for some Mother's Day cards!
I'm a sucker for a good technique, so when I started these cards, I had every intention of doing the same technique for each one, just with a slightly different color palette. Well....things went as they normally do in my life and I got distracted! I ended up with two techniques, but equally lovely results!
In these first two cards, I chose to use a combination of distress inks blended through stencils. These two Tim Holtz stencils are some of my favorite because they can be so versatile!
The inspiration for the pink, aqua, lavender color scheme came from this past week's Color Throwdown challenge and I'm always up for a good monochromatic card, so I decided to use blues on the other. I wanted these to be ultra feminine, so I applied Delicata ink in White Shimmer (still through the stencil) once the distress ink had dried.
As with many shimmery and glittered effects, its hard to see in the photos, but the sheen is so pretty in person! For the glittered pieces, I adhered some of my favorite glitter washi tapes over white cardstock before running the pieces through my die cutting machine. Its a simple trick that I use all the time and I'm never disappointed with the results.
For the next two cards, I stamped a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp onto watercolor cardstock and heat embossed the image so that I wouldn't have to worry about my water coloring running together.
Using this technique is a real time saver! To color the images, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I LOVE the results that you can get using this technique!
For the pink and gold card, I used the same washi tape die cut technique as in the first two cards. For the black, white and bright card, I die cut the "mom" from black cardstock and used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in Onyx Black to add some sparkle. I will be entering this particular one in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #4.
Add some sequins to all 4 of them (because you can never have too much sparkle for mom!) and call it a day!
I hope you've found a bit of inspiration from today's post, and I hope that you'll experiment with these techniques on your own. They are so much fun and the results are almost fail safe! A complete list of supplies can be found below. Until next time, go get your craft on!
Products used: Scripty Mom die by Lawn Fawn; Mom + Me clear stamp set by Lawn Fawn; Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Gothic and Doily; Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac; Delicata White Shimmer Ink pad; Bristol Smooth Cardstock; 110 lb. black cardstock; 120 lb. white cardstock; Vellum; VersaMark Ink; Opaque Bright White embossing powder by WOW!; Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder by Simon Says Stamp; Liquid Platinum embossing powder by Ranger; Circle Doodle background stamp by Simon Says Stamp; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; MISTI stamping tool; Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in Onyx Black; Glitter Washi Tapes by Scotch Expressions - Gold, Silver, White; Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix by Pretty Pink Posh; Sweet 16 sequin mix by Simon Says Stamp; Zig 2 Way Glue pen.