Modern Heart Ombre’ Watercolor fun!

Hi Creative Friends!

Whew! It has been a busy summer which is making it challenging for me to find time to craft! I am glad to report I have something new to share with you today, and it includes fun with watercolor and pretty, copper metallic embossing!

I had only recently received the Modern Heart stamp set and it will definitely be one of my favorites! To make this card I started by stamping the geometric heart with Versamark ink on watercolor paper. I covered that with Copper Embossing powder. I heat embossed that and let it cool. I then used my Aqua Painter and started at the top of the heart with Bermuda Bay ink. In the center of the heart I added Coastal Cabana and at the bottom of the hear I used Pool Party. I lightly used the Aqua Painter to meld the colors next to each other so you could not see an ink line. Once it had the appearance I liked I fussy cut the heart out. I cut a 3 3/4 x 5 inch piece of Whisper White ink and stamped with another stamp from the Modern Heart set using Pool Party Ink. I then used the small geometric heart stamp from the set and Versamark ink to randomly stamp hearts on the paper. These were also heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I layered the stamped paper onto a 3/4 X 5 1/4 piece of Copper Foil paper and a card base of Bermuda Bay cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. I then added some Clear Epoxy Droplets to give it a little more flare. The heart was adhered to the paper with dimensionals.

This is a very simple way to add some watercolor into your life. Have you tried watercoloring yet? It makes me feel a bit like an artist!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time to be crafty today!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits makes the perfect winter card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have been a busy bee making birthday cards for family members who have birthday’s in January.  I have 5 birthdays in my family in January so I am always trying to come up with winter theme ideas for the cards I make during this month. I was able to come up with this pretty card that also uses one of my favorite stamp sets – Eastern Beauty!

It was so fun to make this pretty ombre’ look using one of the stamps from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I highly recommend getting this stamp set because the versatility of it is amazing!  I used Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Softy Sky to get the ombre’ effect. When doing something like this you have to decide on the pattern you will use and stick with it.  I was actually reminding myself when to turn the stamp around the opposite direction out loud so I would not mess up!  😀  I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and then punched it out with the Classic Label punch.  To give the sentiment a border I also used the punch on Temping Turquoise paper and then cut it in half. I adhered this to the back of the sentiment so it shows up on each end. I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut out pretty snowflakes in Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Soft Sky. I made a cluster of these snowflakes behind my sentiment and added some 1/8 inch sheer ribbon in Whisper White.   I added a Tempting Turquoise card stock layer and a Pool Party card base and finished things off with the some of the lighter Dapper Denim Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope this card gives you some inspiration for your crafts!

~Kristal

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