Thursday, May 22, 2014

A watercolor card

Today I started off making a flip-it card, and somehow got distracted looking for paper to match and ended up making a watercolor card instead. 
I used Elizabeth Craft Design's flower sticker and glitter and Hero Arts watercolor paper. Love this glitter because it doesn't flake off. I wanted to try these pens that I sell from Tombow called dual brush pens. They really are that good for watercoloring! I used Tim Holtz water brushes to blend the different color shades.
This is the first time I made a watercolor card. I was so impressed on how much water I used and the paper never warped. And the ECD glitter is amazing for watercolors. I know it's a little hard to see the glitter on my card but if you click on the picture, it should make the image bigger so you can see it.
Think I'll try some different methods of watercoloring during the Memorial Day weekend.
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Strawberry basket box card

I haven't used my Eclips machine in awhile, so I took it out the other day to make some box cards. I bought a file from SVG Cuts a couple weeks ago. Here's the strawberry basket box card that I made. I love how it folds flat so you can mail it.  
The hardest part was trying to find paper to match all the colors that I wanted to use. These papers are from Kaisercraft.
These are all the pieces that I cut to assemble the card. It looks like a lot but it really isn't since the machine is cutting it out for you.
 This is the box part of the card.
And here are all the inner pieces with the strawberries and flowers glued to it. The machine even cuts the numbers on the pieces so you know what order to put it together.
I stuck yellow gemstones in the center of the flowers. And here's the finished card!
This week was a little tough. My stepmother had been in and out of the hospital since March when she went into a diabetic coma. In April, she suffered a massive stroke and her right side of her body was paralyzed and she lost her vision in her right eye. Well, the doctor sent her home since there was nothing more that they could do for her. She lived for 2 weeks and passed away on Wednesday which is the same date that my dad passed away 5 years ago. Weird huh?
I have another box card that I made yesterday and will post it later so hope you stop by the blog again. Have a great weekend!!!
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