Wednesday, March 29, 2017

No Dies Allowed!

Hello, everyone! I recently stumbled across the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and I thought I would challenge myself with this week's theme - no dies allowed! I don't know about you, but I frequently seem to be using my dies. I've only owned dies for about a year and a half...but I honestly can't remember not having them! I always seem to be reaching for sentiment dies, stitched rectangles...or something! So this was a real challenge for me! Click the link below to go to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog to get involved!

Here are my cards!

I used the gorgeous Butterfly Beauty stamp set from Concord & 9th. I'm in love with this set! There are so many pieces to the stamp set and I've played with it often...but these are 2 of my favorite cards!

I started by stamping my image onto watercolor paper and embossing it with white powder. I did this twice so that I could make 2 cards. Then I pulled out my Gansai Tambi of the best finds I've found in a long time! I find myself watercoloring a lot lately! I kept darker colors to the middle and lighter colors to the outside, but I used plenty of water so that the colors would mix to make a middle color.

I painted about 3 or 4 layers of watercolor, using a paper towel to dab off excess color here and there and a heat gun to speed up the drying. I took a couple of sentiments from the set and heat embossed them on black cardstock. I trimmed them down and popped them up with foam.

I used some liquid glue and sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in various sizes to add a bit of glitz! Clean and simple has been my style lately...and I love how these turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

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