No Clouds, No Rainbows

This card was made for Live Love Cards Encouragement Cards for Foster Children.  I love making these cards because they are fun to do.

This card was inspired by a technique I was trying that I saw on Stamp Nation using Faber Castell Gelatos and stencils.  I applied several colors of blue gelatos and blended them with my fingers.  Then used a Hero Arts Stencil (Waves) and sponged water onto the stencil.  It removes the color and it ended up looking like wind.  So I went on from there to finish the card.

I used:

  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2017 for the sentiment and the rain.  I embossed the rain drops with Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Embossing powder.  For the inside of the card I painted a rainbow and used another stamp from the Hero Art’s set, “Learn to Dance in The Rain”
  • Stampendous Spring Short Stack stamp set.

 

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Flowers/Showers

Simon Says Stamp- Work It Wednesday

Happy Pandas

These are all from the My Favorite Things Happy Panda stamp set.  I love it.  I made these cards for an organization that puts on Birthday Parties for Homeless children and also another organization that makes up little kits with a encouraging card for Foster children who are waiting to be placed.  Im going to make a lot more of these because they are fast and don’t require a lot of coloring and they turn out adorable.

 

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More Christmas Cards

Two more Christmas Cards today.  Trying to get enough so I can donate some to the Meals on Wheels organization.  The first one I stamped the sentiment and embossed in white.  Then I stamped foliage from Catherine Pooler Designs Merry and Bright Boughs stamp set and Hip Holidays and Candy Cane Lane.  I watercolored with some inexpensive metallic watercolors.  I wanted a little more gold so the second I embossed the foliage in gold as well as the sentiment.  I painted the leaves and berries.  On this one, I messed up.  Flecks of gold emboss in the wrong place and white ink where it shouldn’t be.  So I decided to flick some of the gold water color with a brush,  That wasn’t enough so I sprayed with Hero Arts gold shimmer spray.  I actually liked it in the end.  Again without over thinking, I just did whatever and it is amazing what you end up with.

This was the messed up one.  The picture doesn’t do it justice.

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15 min Cards

Catherine Pooler of Stamp Nation had a video where she and another person did a card in 15 minutes from start to finish.  Since it takes me quite a few hours to complete a card I decided to try and do it by using simple techniques.  Here are two I did and actually they only took 10 minutes.  Mostly because I wasn’t worrying about making them for anyone special.  It was amazing.  I obviously stress out too much normally which just takes more time.

Both cards I stenciled a partial background, stamped a large sentiment and added stamped and die cut embellishments.  On the third card I just sponged distress ink on the leaves and pumpkins and it was a lot faster than stamping and cutting.

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