Sunday, March 22, 2015

Three Tropical Thank You Cards

Whooo. It's been a while since I've posted.

I made cards for friends that helped with a recent yard sale. Bruce gave one away before I could get a picture, but here are three more.

I do love emboss resist. These two cards use distress inks over either platinum or black embossing powders. I kept all three cards as simple as possible (for me) and added a bit of ink to the envelopes.

After distressing, I sprayed some shimmer made from plain water mixed with Perfect Pearls. It helps run the colors together and add some interesting dimension. I do love this technique. It's fast, simple, and colorful.

Stamps: SU Million and One; platinum embossing powder






Black embossing powder:





This last card is an image from Unity called Olivia Girl. I used some Copic markers and tried not to blend too much. Over the colors I used Sakura Glitter pen in clear as well as Prismacolor color pencils. There's more texture than I can show with the camera. 





Thank you for not forgetting about me. My engine is running even slower
but I still get to the destination lol, just LOOOONG after
the rest of the crowd does ♥ Aloha ♥

12 comments:

  1. All are wonderful but I really like the Hawaiian lady you did...fantastic coloring on that.

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  2. Hi Rosy! I love the bright background and the simple focal image/sentiment on the first two. Wonderful coloring on the "Olivia Girl" card. I imagine that being you as you should be: Up and dancing on the grass or on the beach! Love and hugs!

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  3. Rosy, these are all beautiful. Great coloring on the Hawaiian lady

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  4. Glad you're back! Missed your inspiration. Today's cards are awesome.

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  5. Gorgeous! The Hawaiian girl is gorgeously-coloured, but the Thank You cards are what catch my eye. Love the Distress inks combined with the shine and splatters of the shimmer mist! Bright, CAS and beautiful!!

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  6. Wow Rosy - loving these bright cheerful and gorgeous creations. Beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous backgrounds, LOVE your self portrait! Glad to see you here and shame on Bruce lol Keep creating, it's good for the soul! xo~

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  8. Beautiful examples of this background technique. Love the script on the sentiment. Your self portrait, like Donna said, is just amazing!

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  9. These are just beautiful - I love the emboss resist technique too. Your colors are awesome, as is your sweet little lady colored so beautifully. Works of art, every single one of them!!!

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  10. I love those backgrounds so much. You did a beautiful job coloring Miss Hawaii. :)

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  11. They are all super and love the effect ob the backgrounds on the sentiment ones, You are just at your own pace my friend and not much different than mine right now. Hugs.

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  12. Love your background and that sentiment stamp! One of my favorite techniques too. In fact that is my challenge at <a href="http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com”>Mod Squad Challenge group this week LOL.</a>

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!