Saturday, July 20, 2013

celebrate today

Good morning!  I have 2 cards to share today.  They both use a blue/green color combo but they look so different.
My first card was made with the new stamp set called Celebrate Today and a Lacey Eyelet Border die.

I used the thumping technique again on the flowers... color the flower with a lighter colored marker, then tap, or thump, a darker colored marker over top before stamping.  Here's another card I made with the same stamps & technique.
On my second project I used different shades of blue and green with Beauty By The Sea to make a beachy card.  How fitting for such a hot & humid week that we've had!

Here I used the Saran Wrap technique to make the background.  Just scrunch and wad up a piece of plastic wrap and use it like a sponge to apply ink to your cardstock.  Tap it on your inkpad and then dab onto the paper in an up & down motion (like stamping), layering several colors.   Then I stamped the shells over top in a darker blue.  Here's a close up.

This technique gives the ink some "texture" vs. the smoother look when you sponge in a circular motion.
I hope you have a great, cooler weekend!
♥ Diane

1 comment:

cairn1 said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors!