PE:Honorable Mention at Virginia’s View Challenge!!! Yay! And double yay, since I am also in the Top 10!!
Winner at Can You CASE It?
If you’ve read me before, you’ll know I like CASEing people I like following. Although not all the time, I make a few cards now and then, when I get really inspired by them. Their unique style gets me intrigued, and I end up ‘trying’ to make a card in my style, inspired by them.
And this time… wait, it’s a small surprise. I have been admiring this person’s cards for quite some time now. Of course, its not like you’d know, since I never talk about how inspiring is, but I’ll bet this person is as popular as one can get in the card making world. And this card is attempt number 1. I shall reveal the person’s name in my attempt number 2, which I shall be posting later. 🙂
Of course, this looks like a simple card (meaning, there’s no way you’ll make out who inspired me!!), made using stamping and watercoloring. I also used embossing and emboss resist – the later being something I use very less.
I used Technique Tuesday Wildflowers and my MISTI to stamp the flowers and the brown grass first. I inked them using distress inks, misted them with water and stamped, sometimes twice or thrice, till I was satisfied with the colors. Once I stamped them all, I used Ranger Emboss It and embossed the centers gold. I stamped on them again using Versamark watermark ink, and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder.
I then colored the background using greens and blues distress inks. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment and the little insects using MFT Hybrid black ink. I embossed the dot on the sentiment in gold and then the whole sentiment with clear embossing.
I then trimmed the panel, and foam mounted it on the card base. At this point, I started feeling that something was lacking, and added a gold glitter stickles around the panel.
And that finished my card! 🙂
I am submitting this to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (Yay!!! Its back!! :D) and Essentials By Ellen: Mix It Up Challenge: Technique Tuesday (another one here. Here’s my first card) –
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