Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #447

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super easy one.  It's another blank canvas with easy elements.

My card features the Stippled Flowers by Gina K Designs.  My sister gifted me with this stamp set as well as the Wreath Builder set which was part of Gina K's release last month.  So I found this set rather challenging to use, but in the end, I made two cards and I'm pretty happy with them both.

The first card I white heat embossed the images using Nuvo white embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush.  I then layered the circle dies and partially cut out the circle and fussy cut the rest.   The horizontal images are from a Washi Patterns by MFT Stamps.  I finished it off with some tiny sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

My second card, which was actually my first attempt which my sister encouraged me to make the card.  I'm not real happy with this but she thought it was pretty.  For this card I stamped the images using Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage.  I then tried to blend in the color but it wasn't moving very well.  I think I should have used watercolor paper, maybe??  So I tried adding some detail with the Zig markers again.  It's... meh.

I embossed the panel with Fleur di lis embossing folder and then colored the panel with Tattered Rose.  Oh!  Here's not what to do - turned mistake creative opportunity.  I put down washi tape to mask off the horizontal lines.  Then embossed and then did the ink blend.  The washi tape became permanent under the pressure of the embossing so when I attempted to pull it off, it tore my panel.  But I actually liked the distress is left behind.  So I went with it.  I don't know why the sequins look like hot pink in this photo, they actually match the ink color very well in real life.

Thank you, again, for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the design team - they did an amazing job.  They always do!

I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Janice M said...

These are beautiful cards Melissa! Specially Love the white embossing on the first card and also the way you cut out the main image on both! Very nice of your sister to gift you with the awesome stamps.

Carol L said...

They both turned out to be such pretty cards - how can you miss with such a gorgeous flower image? Love the heat and dry embossing on both, and in spite of the learning curve with your washi tape, I think the pink one looks just fine :)

Debbie said...

These are both gorgeous! I do like the blue one best but only because I prefer blue to pink. LOL

Patti said...

These are both beautiful Melissa. I would NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS describe your pink card as MEH!!!! It's beautiful, I never noticed the "distressing" in your masked off portion, in fact I was wondering how you did that until I read what you wrote.

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