Last Saturday was World Card Making Day and I had the chance to sit down and stamp a few cards just for fun before my weekend was taken over by soccer. I also had a ton of fun hosting a challenge over on the Studio Calico Message Boards. It was so great to see so many beautiful cards pop up in the gallery.
My challenge was to add colouring to your card with markers, paints, pencils water colours etc. All that was required was to use some type of colouring medium. Now I love colouring, especially watercolouring so I made not 1 but 3 cards for the challenge. I also have recently jumped on the bandwagon of COPIC markers and decided to use them on 2 of my cards, even though I am not sure how to proprly use them yet,lol.
For this card I used a gorgeous stamp set that was exclusively created by 1Canoe2 for a Studio Calico Kit back in July. I stamped the flower images using Memento Ink then coloured them in using COPICS. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark then embossed with my favourite Gold Glitter ZING.
This card was super fun and easy to create as I just used some Peerless Transparent Watercolor Papers with a Watercolour Brush to create a rainbow background. The key to this is to use Watercolor Paper. I like to pick up a little colour and then add it to the paper using back and forth strokes. I also keep a paper towel hand to dab away any excess water from the paper and then add more colour if need. Next I misted and dropped on some Opaque White Mister Huey's , I love how the splatters muted the colours a little and created almost a water spot effect. Now it is no secret that I love/adore stamps sets and matching dies, so when Studio Calico released the Totally Awesome Set I had to order it:)
Now this card is totally a strentch from my usual style (not that I know how to really define my style) but I loved the House stamp and matching House Guest stamps when I saw them and thought it would be a fun challenge for me to work with it. This card took a lot of stamping, masking and colouring but it was so worth it!
Now the next thing on my to do list is to start on my Christmas cards. Every year I say I am going to make them and get them sent out but ummmm well hate to admit it but I have failed miserably for the past few years. So I am super excited to be taking the Send Joy Class with Lisa Spangler, one of my favourite cardmakers ever!
This class will include videos, PDF's and Sketches to help you create cards and cute gift tags for everyone on your list! And there is an adorable stamp set included for free (pictured above) when you register, but supplies are limited so if you are thinking about taking the class don't delay!