Monday, August 25, 2014

Wishing you . . .

This one was for my niece’s birthday in June – we’re on opposite coasts, hence the non-traditional text for her birthday card.  She collects wonderful palm tree images and loves Hawaii, so this stamp seemed tailor made for her . . .

For the background, I smooshed the two Distress pads on a wavy-edged acrylic block, spritzed twice, and laid it down on watercolor paper.  I loved the resulting texture but knew the stamped image would never show up against it, so I simply sponged the same two colors on a watercolor scrap and then stamped.  Before attaching the image with foam dots, I traced around the background with a stylus for a little added dimension and then cut it out freehand – really not difficult or time-consuming to do.  Of course it’s not perfect, but I’m hoping that counts for a little added charm . . . yes?   Say yes . . .

Cardstock:   Bazzill Jacaranda, Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White
Stamps:        Great Impressions Palm Trees/Hut, all text from Simon
   Says Sketchy Banners
Inks:               Distress Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Hero Black
Dies:              Spellbinders Classic Squares Large, Simon Says
   Sketchy Banner Greetings, Impression Obsession
   Tiny Flowers
Doo Dads:    Gelly Roll Clear Star pen               

1 comment:

  1. I thought that card looks familiar as your page popped up! :) Your lovely card is still displayed on my kitchen table, yours typically get much more love than other cards! Loved the blue and yellow tones, perfect for a summer birthday. You put such time & effort and so much LOVE in your cards. To further my point, your tmas card from years ago: the black card, with silver star and red bird design still sits neatly on Jo's shabby chic white side table by my TV. xo