Saturday, October 15, 2016

PS. Celebrate!

Aloha dear friends!!!

I'm sorry for not commenting on your cards much this week or even being on FaceBook or any place. S-t-r-e-s-s  O-v-e-r-l-o-a-d. I have had to stop adulting for a few days. Coloring and painting are in order for a while.

This card is going into the Paper Smooches Color Inspiration Challenge aka Fall Color Study for October. These are not my go-to colors so it's definitely a challenge. Here is a picture of the colors:

Using watercolors, I painted a blend of these colors, then die cut out shapes. For the flower and sentiment (for anniversary card) upper right, I used Copic Markers. What you cannot see is the VersaMark Dazzle flower images stamped all over the white card base (you have to tilt the card to see it). You also cannot see that I covered the hearts and the centers of the flowers with Glossy Accents. I also let the watercolors dry, then sprayed a layer of Perfect Pearls "Pearl" all over it and let it dry again. The inside has another flower image colored and fussy cut with a mini plum-colored heart ♥ I outlined all the fussy cutting and die cuts with either black, pink or purple markers, you know, the teensy details :D

Stamp Sets: "Best Buds" (the flowers and sentiment), and "Botanicals #1" (watermarking the front)
Cardstock: GKD 120# white, Neenah 80# white, AC dark mauve
Strathmore Watercolor 300 Series
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Copic Markers; Memento black, purple and pink markers for edging die cuts
VersaMark Dazzle (for watermarking the card background)
SU Pennant Dies
SU Triple Heart Punch (the hearts are punched from the watercolor portion); corner rounder
Glossy Accents; Perfect Pearls spray (in Pearl); Foam Squares in white and in clear

Mahalo so much for stopping by!
Please be patient with me to start adulting again ♥