I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Got my new order from The Ton Stamps and just had to make a card for their June Color Palette Challenge (gorgeous colors)- see image below. My card used the Large Peony 5 stamp and dies, the Peony Cluster Mini Stamp/die, and their Geometric Lattice background die in a shimmery black card stock, and the sentiment banner die was from MFTs dies. I water-colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and heat-embossed all the images in black. Background watercolor paper from Stampin' Up! 3 Dew Drops finish off the card. On assembly, I decided the card needed a little shimmer, so I added a diluted layer of Ken Oliver Craft's Liquid Metal in Metallic Rose to the Peony mini clusters only. Then I was satisfied.
My Sympathy Card Entry With my peonies in full bloom, I thought I'd color some peonies with some of my favorite peony stamps from The Ton, and enter their June color palette challenge. This card used all Ton stamps, from the peonies, to the background stamp, and the sentiment and embellishments. I heat embossed the image and sentiment in WOW super fine silver embossing powder, and used their black glint embossing powder on the background stamp. I water- colored the image with Brusho pigment powders, but the color was not quite right, so I touched up the color with some Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I finally added some shimmer with Ken Oliver Craft's Liquid Metal to the flower petals. I fussy cut the top portion of the flowers and mounted it on the black embossed light blue card stock, then foam mounted that onto some shimmery black card stock. 3 glass slippers from The Ton finish off my card.
My favorite card of the bunch, this elegant Peacock color-layering stamp from Hero Arts, all new products for me on this card. Hero Arts Abstract Waves stencil- I applied the Nuvo mousse first in 2 colors Applied the Ranger Texture Paste sparingly, then sprinkled WOW embossing glitter to it while still wet.
*Peacock die cut and mounted on NSW #110 lb. card stock die cut with My Favorite Things Dienamics - In&Out Diagonal stitched Rectangle STAX that was first spritzed with Altenew Shimmer Spray.
* This panel was framed with a greenish card stock, then foam-mounted on top of the background panel.