The SIP 137 challenge this month is a tic-tac-toe which was fun because you had some choices but, also hard because you had some choices. I ended picking word die cut, watercolor and embossing. The flowers are from Altenew, I cut watercolor card stock that I painted with a wash of pink from dark to light. I then cut the layers and glued. The leaves are pieces I cut cut from some practice water color pages I didn’t want to keep. I felt they needed a bit more color so I used Tombow markers and a water brush to add more color and texture. I die cut hello and mounted it on black foam (I didn’t love the result). The background layers are pieces I had around. I knew I need something embossed so I embossed the center piece using my favorite embossing folder ever, fancy fans.
It’s February but feels like spring! I guess that’s california weather for you. Stamp Ink Paper challenge 136 is cabin fever. I chose my favorite stamping subject, birds.
This card, like many others, started out very different. I usually make a card learn what I don’t like and make another. The first card was a green striped watercolor background with bright opera spatters. The heart was white linen cardstock. I tried gold for the fine line of the die cut and didn’t like it, the color palette was to pale. After talking with a friend I came to the conclusion that the fine line needed to be the same opera pink watercolor in an ombré. This finished card was great and it worked out fine but, I had this gold outline and the leftover centers of the ombré opera pink. I glued the gold outline to some very vanilla card stock and filled in the heart with the leftover pieces. This second card was love at first sight!
The Stamp Ink Paper challenge for this week was the colors: pink, berry and coral. Not color choices I am normally drawn to so this was a hard one for me. My next challenge figuring out how to post the link back to the challenge. Always learning.
I’m loving these challenges. I always learn a new way to layer paper and die cuts. This isn’t the original card I made for this challenge, I made two and couldn’t choose. My husband voted for this card and as always trust his impeccable taste!
My entry to the Stamp Ink Paper challenge.