Friday, June 24, 2011

Watercolor with Fabulous Florets 2

Finally, I was able to work on this card again yesterday and able to get it finished. My husband has been on vacation this week. I wanted to make sure I spent time with him and not being in my basement all of the time working on cards. Due to this reason I have postponed my class a week.
I created this card using a different way of water coloring than the last card I made. If you are wondering the difference, you either need to come to my class or maybe if you leave a comment and ask I will tell you that way too.
I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set and the sentiment stamp from the Upsy Daisy stamp set. Cardstock colors are daffodil delight, wild wasabi, whisper white tangerine tango, and watercolor paper. I used the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, and the flower garden embossing folder. All of these products are Stampin' Up!. Like I said, as for the water coloring, you will need to come to my class or leave a comment.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have been inspired to create a card yourself. Have a great week.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nautical Father's Day Card

Shh....Please do not tell. This is my husband's Father's Day card. He told me he loves anchors. The Open Sea is the best stamp set because of it. I love how you can make your card look old very easily with this set, as well as, using my favorite tool, the stampin' sponge. Just so much fun!!

This is the third time I have typed everything in here to post this. Every time I try to post, it doesn't do anything. I pray it works this time. I give up for tonight if not.

The main items I used to create this card are "The Open Sea" stamp set, "Nautical Expedition" designer series paper, and a stampin' sponge. The colors are cherry cobbler, not quite navy, basic gray, early espresso, and whisper white.

If this card has inspired you please leave a comment. Remember to tell your dad "Happy Father's Day!"

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Watercolor with Fabulous Florets

I looked at my blog about three days ago and was surprised to see how time had quickly passed since the last time I had posted. I am sorry. I try to post at least once a week. I would love to post more often, but it is hard because I work outside of the home also. I don't always have time to make a paper craft creation or I am tired and don't want to do it.
This is the first card in my Fabulous Florets Water Color Class. At this class I am going to be using different tools to create watercolor cards. There are quite a few different ways you can watercolor. You will have to take the class to find out a few of them.

For this card I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set (123025) found in the summer mini catalog. I also used the Beyond the Garden designer series paper (122342), which is also found in the summer mini catalog. I love this stamp set. I guess I just love to color. You can have so much fun because you can play using different colors over and over and end up with a different look every time.
I will be making three more cards in the near future for this class, as well as, a birthday card for my mom, and a Father's Day card for my husband. So be watching for these to be posted.
Thanks for looking and tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Open Sea Cards For Men 2

Well, I finally have the other 2 cards done for my next class. If you haven't bought this stamp set, you may really want to consider it. You can do a lot of different things with it, as you can see with my examples. I think the last card I made is my favorite. It is the last one in this post. The other one I really like is the one in blues from the post before this one. Tell me which one is your favorite.
These cards are made using the stamp set "The Open Sea" in the summer mini catalog (123030) wood or (123032) clear. I am still a wood person. I have yet to play with the clear stamps. I need to do that so if I have a customer interested I will know what I am talking about.
I also used the designer series paper "Nautical Expedition" also found in the summer mini catalog (122343). The colors are early espresso, cherry cobbler, not quite navy, and basic gray.
This is just a close up so you can see some of the detail in this card. Making the background with the stamps was a lot of fun. I added early espresso with a stampin' sponge to give it an old world feel. If you have the stamp set you need to give it a try.
Thanks for visiting my little space in blog world. Have a great day and leave a comment. Tell me which card out of the 4 is your favorite and why. Thanks again.

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