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Thursday, May 15, 2014

some colorful cards...

Hello, hello!!   We have been having some absolutely GORGEOUS weather here in the Puget Sound area!  Just a taste of hopefully what is to come this summer!  Have a couple of cards to share that I made for several challenges.   One card uses a technique that Julie Ebersole demonstrated on day four of the Online Card Class Watercolor for Card Makers.

 
First up is my card for ColourQ and the current Make It Monday challenge.  I used one of the large words from the PTI Wet Paint set and two circular designs from the PTI Bits & Buttons set.   Following Heather's instructions I stamped the word in VersaMark, applied the clear embossing powder and heat set it.   Then I stamped away using the brown, turquoise and aqua colors.  Once I finished stamping those colors I stamped a few circles using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and then carefully wiped the ink of the sentiment.  I added a few sequins in turquoise, aqua and clear before mounting the card on the turquoise card base.
The second card was made using the Julie Ebersole watercolor technique from the Online Card Class and the colors from the current Color Throwdown challenge, lime and bright pink.  For my card I used Ranger Distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.  Both colors were applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water.  The dots were stamped using a clean pencil eraser.  Because I was only stamping with two colors I didn't put down as many dots as I might have.  After the dots were stamped I die cut the piece with a TE butterfly and then added the silver sequins.  Mounted everything on a white cardstock base.  I'm also popping this one into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  die crazy since I used a die to cut my butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Card #1:  Cardstock: PTI white; SU! Tempting Turquoise & Pool Party; Stamps:  PTI; Ink:  Stampin Up!, Delicata & VersaMark; Embossing Powder Ranger UltraFine clear; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn & Pretty Pink Posh
Card #2:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Prescious Remembrance Shop New Day; Ink:  Ranger and Memento; Die:  Taylored Expressions; Sequins:  Lawn Fawn

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Love both of your polka dotty cards!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Olga said...

I love them both, all for color today!!!!

walchowDesign said...

Oh! Beautiful cards with two different techniques, Rosemary! I just made one too with the PTI technique - had fun doing it!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie, two very beautiful clean cards, I really really like the butterfly design, it had a simplicity about it that is very appealing even to me!!!
Smiles:)
Sue

Vickie Z said...

These are both wonderful!! Love those dots and that butterfly!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

Deepti said...

Love the polka dot effect on each of these !! My personal fave is the butterfly card :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!! ;)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous, and gorgeous!!!!

Viv said...

Two fab cards Rosie, it seems we are all into watercolouring our cards just now.Love them both equally :) Viv xx

Sylvia said...

Wonderful cards, Rosemary, love your interpretation of the colourQ necklace! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at the colourQ.

Anita in France said...

All those bubbles of colour behind the thanks sentiment are fabulous, Rosemary ... and I completely adore your butterfly card, it's perfect ... with a perfect sentiment! Anita :)

Greta said...

Wowzer, Rosemary! You nailed the techniques & your cards are fabulous!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow, you are ROCKING color combos left and right! These cards are gorgeous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both cards are fabulous Rosemary. Love the colors you used and those dots... the butterfly is lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Barb Ghig said...

I love your take on Julie's watercolor technique, Rosemary! The circles are so fun on your first card, and I love the color combo on your 2nd card! Love your beautiful butterfly, too! You always inspire me so much with your gorgeous cards!

Annette Allen said...

beautiful cards..
thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown challenge

Martha said...

Love your colorful & fun cards, Rosemary!

Nat said...

love how you stamped the dots, so beautiful love the fresh spring colours too :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Great designs!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous! Love the backgrounds on both of these! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.