Sunday, June 26, 2016
Two Colorful Cards
Pretty Pink Posh is having a Rainbow Inspiration challenge. Card makers are to use one of the cards in the provided photo as inspiration for their creation.
For my first card, I was inspired by Yana's project. I die cut a panel of 140 lb. watercolor paper with the largest of Lawn Fawn's "Large Stitched Rectangle" dies. Then I took the "Stitched Tabs" dies from Pretty Pink Posh and cut 7 strips from that panel. I inked each strip with Distress inks: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet. I spritzed them with my homemade Perfect Pearls solution, to give a distressed look & some shimmer.
For the greeting, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park's "Anything Goes" 6x6" pad, using one of Simon Says Stamp's "Big U" dies. I stamped the rest of the greeting, from Avery Elle's "Simply Said: You" set, in Versamark ink onto a strip of white cardstock. I heat embossed it with Wow White Pearl embossing powder, then blended Black Soot Distress ink over the strip.
I die cut a scrap of white cardstock with the stitched rectangle die, then die cut with a "Stitched Circles" die from Simon Says Stamp. After adhering my strips to my white A2 card base, I mounted the circle, and glued my greeting over that. Finally, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins (4mm & 6mm sizes), and filled the centers with Silver Stickles.
Heather's card inspired my second creation. I die cut 3 of the "Stitched Photo Frames" by Pretty Pink Posh from Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper. I taped them together on the back, and then inked the front in a rainbow. I wanted a softer look than my first card, so I went with Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, & Shaded Lilac Distress inks. I then spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Biscotti mist. Once they were dry, I removed the tape from the back.
I stamped the "Hey!" from "All Inside" (Essentials by Ellen) on the bottom of each photo frame in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and clear heat embossed them. I adhered a piece of acetate behind each window, and covered the back of each frame with 2 layers of foam tape. I filled the wells of my panels with 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins, clear seed beads, & iridescent heart glitter from Martha Stewart. I created my backings by cutting 3 pieces of white cardstock to the same size as the frames, & adhering the cut out pieces from the frames to each of those. I removed the backing paper from the foam tape, and adhered my panels to the backs of the frames. I trimmed off any excess cardstock, and adhered them to a 4.5x7.25" white card base with Scor-Tape.
To finish off the card, I added some rainbow striped washi tape from my stash, and colored in the letters with a black gel pen. Both cards will go to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
I'm also entering my cards in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Add Some Shimmer"
Send a Smile 4 Kids: "Punches and/or Die Cuts 4 Kids" (first card only)
Virginia's View Challenge #22: "All About Colors"
Live Love Cards June Challenge: "Large Sentiments" (second card only)