Today's start was rainy, but later on we got some sunshine and the temperature was lovely for february. I went out with my bike: a beautiful day! And thats also the name of a wonderful stampset by Altenew. I made a card with this stampset wich I show here. Colored the flower with Distress Inks in reds and added some Gansai Tambi watercolor in White Gold on the leaves. The background stamp is Hero Arts. The sentiment tag is by Joy crafts.
A sunday afternoon greeting from a cold Holland. There was time for a walk and some time for crafting. Made a card with some blue flowers with a bit of a spring feel. Colored these Hero Arts flowers with Copic Markers and Derwent Color Soft Pencils on top to give it a bit of dept. Used Kathy Raccoosins tips for coloring. If you are interested go to her blog: The Daily Marker.
Made this card with lovely paper by Teresa Collins. The arrow and the love die are bought at Michaels. The enamel hearts are My Minds Eye. The twine is bought at Dille and Kamille. Thank you for visiting.
I like to share a card made after watching a video by Jennifer McGuire about Partial Heat Embossing. It means that you use a stamp, ink it up with Versamark Ink and than only partial put some embossing powder on it. Here you can see the card I made. After heat embossing it in white, I colored it with Distress Inks in reds, with some Gansai Tambi in White Gold. Here a closer look. You can see this Simon Says Stamp background stamp is only partial covered with embossing powder. This is the Star Flower Background. (SSS 101727) I added some pearls, a sentiment by Hero Arts wich is also partial used, and a "Love" die bought at Michaels. There are 10 fun words in this die set.
I recommend watching the video of Jennifer about Partial Heat Embossing. It is fun and her explanation is so much better than mine!
Last week I was coloring each and every day, because I was determined to join the 30 Day Coloring Challenge of Kathy Raccoosin.
Now you might think I am coloring the whole day, but thats not the fact. No, in fact I am only coloring for 10 minutes or 30 minutes a day, after work or before I go to bed. By doing so I follow the recommendation of Kathy herself. And finally I was able to finish a card on wich I applied what I learned on her blog.
The flower stamps I used here are from Pretty Pink Posh:" Wild Rose Stamp".
First colored the flowers with Copic Markers and than added layers of color with pencils. Finally cut them and arranged them on a card with a striped strip and a small glitter strip. Added some white dots on the center of the flowers.
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Hope you will visit "The Daily Marker", to get some tips for coloring and idea's for cards. Surrely reccomended!
Today I like to show some cards I made with a stamp by Technique Tuesday. With Valentine's coming up it is good to have some cards with hearts on hand.
On the first one I heat embossed the heart image in white. It is from a small stampset with the name: "Heartfelt Thanks". (HFelt) Made it wet with water and added Distress Inks.
On the second card I did almost the same. Added far more water and added only one color Distress Ink. The little word Sending is from a Hero Arts stampset. (CL272) The "Hugs" die is from Simon Says Stamp. (SSS D111545) The little hearts are SSS too.