Monday, April 18, 2016

Poppystamps Blog Blitz: Monkeying Around

Check out my second card for the new release Blog Blitz on the Poppystamps blog!  Today I'm featuring the fun Jumbled Happy Birthday die.  

While you're visiting the Poppystamps Blog Blitz, don't forget to leave some comments!  For every comment you leave, you have a chance to win one of the new release products!  There are 2 release products highlighted every day of the blitz, so there are lots of chances to win!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Peekaboo Shaker

Good morning everyone!  I have a quick shaker card for you today using one of my favorite background dies, Jourdana Collage.  This die is great for creating texture and I love the random look of the design.  Instead of backing the die cut with colored card stock, I thought I'd do a peekaboo shaker.  

Here's a closeup of the shaker innards;)  I've made lots of shakers and I've never thought had too much filler, so I always go for more!  I also use foam tape over the dead spots in the design, so that the shaker filling doesn't fall where it cannot be seen (see those two pieces of foam in the corners?).  

For the butterfly, I watercolored it, added watercolor powder, sprayed it with white mist, sprayed it with shimmer mist, and then sprinkled it with hex glitter.  

Here's a close up of the final card with the subtle shaker.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Poppystamps Challenge: Splish Splash

It's a new month and that means a new Poppystamps Challenge!  This month the theme is Splish Splash!  What does that mean exactly?  Think watercolors inspired by April showers!

For this card, I started by watercoloring an ombre background with a brush and regular watercolors.  Then I went back over it with some water color powders.  After it was completely dry, I die cut it with the large Spinning Circles die.  Then I inlaid the die cut pieces back in the background but changed the position of the pieces to create some movement.  Here's a closer look at it...

The last step was to add some clear sequins and a metallic silver die cut sentiment.  So are you still loving watercolors as much as I am? I hope you are and I hope you join in the challenge!  
Have a great weekend!