Hello and welcome!
Today is a very special day. I was selected to participate at Growing in Unity by sharing a bunch of cards with you and I get to host a giveaway on my blog this week. Unity will be giving 25 random stamps to two lucky winners!! So here is what you need to do to participate: Visit my blog each day and leave a comment in each post for a greater chance to win. You do not have to leave a comment each day, but this increases your chances of winning.
I have three cards to share today, so let’s jump right into today’s cards…
The supplies I used to create today’s cards are:
- Watercolor Card Stock
- Ranger Clear Fine Embossing Powder
- Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
- Black Ink for sentiments, I used VersaFine Onyx Black
- Black Ink for watercolors, I used GinaK Amalgam Ink
- Watercolors or Inks
- Peel offs from Love from Lizi
- Clear Acetate
- Foam squares
- VersaMark ink
- Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust
- Butterfly Dies
- Migration of Beauty Background Stamp from Unity
- Say it big Stamp from Unity
This first card was stamped with water resistant black ink and the Migration of Beauty Background stamp. The ink I used is Gina K’s Amalgam Ink. I used a technique called Ink Smooshing on the card stock. Ink Smooshing is: After putting some water colors on the piece of acetate and spraying it down with more water, I pressed it against the paper to get it over the butterflies. If you don’t have watercolors, you could also press your ink pad against the acetate and then spray it liberally with water. You could also use your Tim Holtz glass mat for this instead of using acetate, but the acetate gives you more visibility on where your color is, so keep that in mind. I made two of these backgrounds, so I could have one for my third card (coming last).
While my butterfly background card stock was drying, I stamped the Say It Big sentiment for birthdays on a 110 lbs card stock with my sentiment ink which stays wet a little longer. I then quickly sprinkled clear embossing powder on it. I stamped the “Happy” sentiment as well but did not emboss it.
Once my card stock was dry, I added some Pixie Dust to my butterflies and some black sparkling peel offs on the edges. It’s hard to see in this card how sparkly the butterflies are but I think that gives the card a little something extra. And the Liquid Pixie Dust is amazing!
I fussy cut the sentiment and propped it up with foam squares in the middle of the image and adhered the background to my card base.
This card was very simple and quick. I stamped the Migration of Beauty Background stamp with VersaMark on a white card stock and sprinkled gold embossing powder over it. Then I heat set the card to melt the powder.
I also stamped the Say it Big birthday sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and fussy cut it. I did not use clear embossing powder on this sentiment because I did not want the sentiment to be glossy so the golden butterflies would pop in the background. I adhered both sentiments with foam squares and the card was finished!
My last card for today was made very similar to my first. After ink squashing the color onto my background (and on this card I used a water brush to help guide the color), I put the card stock aside to dry. I stamped the Thank you sentiment with VeraMark Ink and then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the card and heat set it. After fussy cutting the sentiment, I cut a butterfly with vellum. Once my background was dry, I adhered the sentiment with foam squares and the vellum butterfly with glue. And the card was ready to be added to a card base.
That’s it for my first cards. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below. Or leave a comment for a chance to win Unity stamps.
Check back for more cards tomorrow!
Happy Monday to Everyone!