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So without further ado, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and let's get on with the show!
I couldn't decide which projects to post today. I created a few monochromatic cards, using different techniques and then picked out two (well - maybe three!) to share with you today.
First up, is my green underwater scene. Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying some of the Lifestyle embossing folders and dies. I love the two Tide embossing folders (L-EF0020). I used one of them in my previous post and, as promised, used the second one for this card. For two of the fish, I applied outline stickers to white cardstock applied with 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter. They were colored with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush. The third fish was colored the same way without the glitter underneath. The saying is from a really cute new set Just Froggy.
You will find full instructions in the gallery here.
For my second card, I decided to stay green and with the new Just Froggy set. I used a branches embossing folder for the grass this time and a flower border punch to make my "water" lily. I thought I'd try to make it look like he was "peeking" out through the grass to say he was sorry for being late! It somehow transpired into an easel card - one of my favorite fun folds at the moment!
Isn't he just adorable? Who wouldn't forgive him? Again, I used Cloud Nine Glitter and watercolor crayons to color him in. Full details? Right here!
.... and now for something completely different - how about purple and pinks and butterflies?
I was trying out a new technique using an Impressibilities Plate. To achieve this look, you temporarily tape the plate to white glossy cardstock and apply Versamark, using the plate as a stencil, before you run it through the machine. Remove the die and apply Clear Detail embossing powder and heat emboss. Apply Distress inks to the embossed piece - the color will appear where the plain cardstock remains. I used some Plum Wine embossing powder for the saying, and for the little butterflies I sprinkled some Magic Speckle over the Plum Wine butterflies to create the mosaic look. The outline stickers were colored with Cloud Nine and Watercolor crayons, and for the smaller butterfly on the right, I used Bubblegum Glitter and Purple Potion Velvet glitter directly onto the Tape behind the sticker. Full directions can be found in the Gallery.
So that's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed the show. Now you should flutter on over to Karin's blog for some more inspiration. Remember to leave a comment before you go!
'Till next time,