Sunday, February 22, 2015

LIM 212 - Wings....revisited

I'm back with another card for the Less is More challenge.  The theme this week is "wings".  This card is SUPER simple!

I used a white linen textured card base, and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches in Versamark, then heat embossed it in a bright yellow. (I'm thinking Spring here!)  Knowing that I needed some "winged" images....I searched my stash and found these adorable little bird dies from Impression Obsession.  I heat embossed a piece of card stock with a bright red (three times), then cut out my birds.  The birds are adhered to the card base with a little glue.

I'm not particularly crazy about either of these next two cards, but thought I'd share them anyway.  

For this card I used watercolor paper for the front panel.  The sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy and is stamped in black Versafine ink.  For the background, I stamped my distress ink pads on my craft mat (I think it was Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and one of the purples)  I spritzed the ink and then dipped my card into the ink (face down) holding it there for a few seconds so that some of the water could soak into the watercolor paper.  The butterfly is punched with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered to the watercolor paper.  I added a butterfly "trail" with a black pen.  I also made a few splatters on the background with a paintbrush dipped in the ink on my craft mat.

This last card was done basically the same way as the card above, on this time I wet my watercolor paper thoroughly before smushing (is that a word?) it in the ink.  After drying it, I sprinkled the front with a bit of water drops and then dabbed them away with paper towels - leaving a splotchy look. The butterfly is punched with a MS punch.  The sentiment is from Simon Says.  I cut it once from purple, then three times from white card stock, then layered all the layers together to give it a raised look. Added a few sequins....done.  

I think my problem with water coloring (or distress inking) is that I generally make very clean cards, and my water color cards always look a little "messy" to me.  I'll keep practicing though...maybe it will help! LOL!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Sandra H said...

All are so pretty x

Bonnie said...

Pretty watercolor backgrounds, Susan! Like the bright yellow and red on the first card! Happy and cheerful!

Mrs Harry said...

Hi Susan. These are all fabulous, but I particularly like the middle one, my favourite colours, with a little white space. I know what you mean about water-colouring like this. Other people's (i.e. yours) always look gorgeous, yet my own always just look messy. I think it's the same with our hair. My SIL apparently thinks mine looks great (yeah right) whereas I think hers is lovely and she hates it (too curly). Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. x
Oh and yes I think smushing has to be a word, what else could we use??

Faith A said...

ALL of the cards are just wonderful and so pretty. I know what you mean about it looking messy, but it doesn't at all on these cards.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WoW! You are a busy bee Susan! So glad to see you join the fun again with 3 more cards.
Love them all but that first one pops with the yellow crisp sentiment and those mini red birds.
A perfect CAS creation and thanks again for taking part.
Less is More

Cricutjunkie said...

Nice cards, the yellow and red really pops on the white background. So glad I found your site. I am visiting you from Less is More challenge. I am now your newest follower. Please stop by my blog and say HI. Traci

Kathyk said...

Oh My! Three delightful makes


Chrissie said...

This is like old times Susan, with several cards for our from you. These are all superb, really difficult to choose a favourite. I love all the watercolour backgrounds and the cardinals remind me of my years living in Va.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

A terrific trip here from you Susan! That yellow embossing really pops from your card, I thought it was a very fine die cut at first!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More


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