Monday, February 1, 2016

You Make Me...

Happy February! Is it just me or did January last about five years? Ugh! So nice to turn the calendar page and have a reason to work on lovey dovey cards with bright colors. Of course, I couldn't stop at just one while playing with three of the lovely new releases from So Suzy Stamps!

Watercolor hearts, anyone?

Ah, pretty colors and sequins...swoon! I adore how these came out, and love more that they don't have to be Valentine's Day cards. These are perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, or random Wednesdays as well.

I started with traditional V-day colors for this one, using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, and Picked Raspberry.

I lifted Kristina Werner's tutorial on how to make lovely watercolor hearts and it worked like a dream.

Ink splatters with the same inks, then when it was all dry I pulled out my Misti to stamp the You Make Me and Giddy with black VersaFine ink. Since I used the rough side of the watercolor paper (because I loooove the texture) the Misti was a must so that I didn't muck it all up. A smattering of Pretty Pink Posh sequins in coordinating colors finished off the front.

The inside got some love, too - literally! We all know what a sucker I am for Suzy's scripty font stamps and this Love You is no different. I find it a fabulous alternative to stamping Happy Valentine's Day, as it leaves it open for the previously mentioned other occasions that way. Now if only husbands providing flowers worked the same way...sigh...

Card #2 got the exact same techniques, just with different colors!

Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean

Supplies Used:
Stamps - You Make Me, Giddy, Happy, Love You
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean
Inks - Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy, VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper - Bazzill Peppermint, Bazzill Candy Necklace, Ranger Watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White
Bling - Liquid Pearls in Buttercup, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Happy Crafting!

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