Sunday, June 29, 2014 2 comments

Anything goes and something new

This is my card for another challenge at Simon Say Stamp.

As I'm still on sort of watercolor kick so I've created this card using this particular technique and Distress Inks (Barn Door, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord).

I've decided also to try something new on this card. I've tried printing on vellum and heat embossing it.
Kind of surprised that it worked but it did. All you need to do is act quickly and add embossing powder as soon as the vellum comes out of the printer. I think this is not the last time I'll be using this idea :)

Anyway to attach the vellum to the card I've used machine stitching and because this creates a nice pocket I've added few sequins to the inside. Adding few for the outside too creates fun illusion when you shake the card - as if they were moving too :) Try it.

For the inside I've used very pale splotches of inks and machine stitching as well.

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, June 15, 2014 1 comments

Father's Day

This is the card I've made for my Dad for Father's Day, which in Poland is on June 23rd.

Also I'm putting it for a challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog, which for this week was STENCIL IT:)

I've used the brick stencil with structure paste first and then added watercolor layer with Distress inks. Because my structure paste was porous it wasn't resisting the inks but grabbing them as the normal paper would. Or actually even more as the layer was risen. 
Any way, it gave quite cool effect. It went perfect with my idea of putting die cut tools and the word Dad (pl. tata) as in a kind of workshop.
I didn't have black brads so I've used some black embossing powder on the copper ones - came out exactly how I wanted them :)

Hope you've had a great weekend.


Sunday, June 1, 2014 1 comments

May mail call at KWerner

This time I wanted to show you a card I've made for Kristina Werner's birthday and May mail call at her blog.
She's one of the most talented crafters I know. If you don't know her yet (how is that even possible? :)) please go and check her blog.
I do hope my card reached her on time and in good condition.
Anyway, here it is:

The background is made using the technique that I know thanks to Kristina - watercoloring with Distress Inks. I've also went over it with water mixed with mica powder through the cloud stencil.

This cute little stamp is from Tiddly Inks (Flying High Anna Belle). I colored it with watercolor markers to match the background.

Here's how the inside of the card looks like:

Also I'm putting this card for Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog.