Hello Friends, How are you? Before we get started I wanted to let you know that I have some time set aside this weekend to try and get to all of your works of art that you uploaded to my blog. I will feel much better when that happens. 🙂
A Starbucks run has been in my routine as of late and this card was 100% inspired by one of their gift cards. Lawn Fawn’s “Flutter By” was the absolutely perfect stamp set for my Starbucks inspired card. (see the gift card at the bottom of my post)
Today my coloring will be with distress inks and I have always liked distress inks but, today I fell in love!! Seriously L.O.V.E. I smooched the ink pads on my craft mat, added a little water and applied the color to my watercolor paper. Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon and Dusty Concord were such a beautiful combo. (I used a broad brush...this set is so reasonable and has a great variety of brushes.)
I was in a rush so I practically threw the color on, didn’t play with it and left it to dry.
When I came home and the paper was dry I was so impressed with how vibrant the colors were and just oh so beautiful. I tell you I am in love! This was the first time I used SSS white embossing powder and fell in love with that too lol. (Ah… in case you are wondering I used this embossing ink)
I heat embossed the sentiment on some pastel vellum and taped it to the back of the watercolor paper. I used some foam tape for dimension and I was finished. All I need to do was cut out a few butterflies. See you tomorrow for the Mama Elephant Giveaway and I tell you…. it’s a AWESOME!!
CARD SUPPLIES AND LINKS: click on any of the thumbnails below: