My latest card creations began by watching this most awesome tutorial from Laura Bassen, also known online as Laura Fadora. Her card is literally the most amazing thing I have ever seen and I absolutely loved her technique for painting with Distress Inks. She is also my new official Spirit Animal.
After I watched her video I had to try it.
I had a blast painting but I ended up making a bit of a hot mess of the Neat & Tangled Polygon plate. I gave it two tries and neither was exactly what you’d call successful. Here is the result of attempt no. 2:
Here’s what I decided to do: just cut out a circle. I can handle a circle. I used my Stampin Up Stitched Shape Framelit Dies to cut out a circle from the panel, mounted it onto some fun foam, and then made this card:
I created the title using my Silhouette and a font called Ardilla. I cut out six of them and glued them all on top of each other. Then I stamped and embossed the “hey shorty” sentiment from my Simple Sentiments set onto some black cardstock. This is the first time I have embossed using Hero Arts white powder and I am in love! I cut a green panel from the most delicious 100lb cardstock from Gina K Designs using my favorite stitched rectangle set and made a card base to match. A final touch was to add a small heart I also cut from the panel (I used the heart from this set).
I love, love the result. I have the matching envelope from Gina K as well (Jelly Bean Green).
And because I had another area of the panel to use, I made this card:
To create the title, I cut out letters using the Hero Arts Luggage Tag die set and again, stamped one of the sentiments from my Simple Sentiments onto black cardstock. I used the Turquoise Sea paper from the Gina K Paper Pack and I also have the matching envelope. The happiness… seriously.
This just shows that you can try new techniques and adapt them to a way that fits into your style. I love the simplicity of these two cards and yet I still got to play with a cool watercolor technique thanks to Laura Bassen’s genius!
Check back tomorrow because it’s International Scrapbooking Day and I’ve got a fun layout and process video to share with you!