Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Hi!  I'm so excited for today's card.  I was able to use so many of my newer crafty supplies.  I received my first order from Concord & 9th, and just had to try them out.  I had been thinking about getting a banner die set for a while now because every time I go to add a banner to anything, I end up cutting the bottom lopsided (please tell me I'm not alone).  I was cruising around the crafty blogs and found Concord & 9th.  While I was checking out their latest release, I found their Select-A-Size Edge Dies set that cut not one, but 7 different bottom edges for banners - and because of the tabs on the bottom each die can be used for multiple sizes.  Yes PLEASE!!!  So I ordered myself a set, and a few other goodies, and qualified for their customer appreciation promotion, the Lovely stamp set.

To make this card, I cut a banner that would fit my new stamp with one of the Select-A-Size Edge Dies from watercolor paper.  I decided to do an emboss resist technique, so I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder from Close to My Heart.  Then I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks (which to me are new, I'm a late bloomer) and smeared them on a silicone mat and spritzed with water.  I swooshed my watercolor paper banner over the ink.  Once it was dry, I colored the flowers and leaves with my new gel pens (from Walmart, I went economical).  The green pen I used for the leaves was a glitter pen, so they have a shine to them.  I layered Vintage Cream and Plum Pudding cardstock from Papertrey Ink to create some depth.  I embossed the top layer of Vintage Cream with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder from Stampin' Up for some interest and texture.

I'm entering this in the weekly Simon Say Stamp Monday challenge, this week the theme is Splash It On.  I used the watercolor paper, distress inks, and water to create the background of the banner.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a sweet and beautiful card. I love your embossed and watercolor background. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥