Hello Crafty Friends,
Time is not my friend these days, or else I am just not keeping a schedule as I once was. Either way, this post is late, and to be honest, I am disappointed in myself. But that’s okay. I am getting it out there instead of saying *Oh well. I will get back on schedule next week.* No, I am going to get it done right now. 🙂
I spent the other afternoon creating some much needed birthday cards. Since all three were belated and being mailed, I wanted to keep them as non-bulky as I could. I also knew I wanted to use some of our fun, playful Liquid Colors and the gigantic BDay Wall background stamp.
I started with panels of Whip Cream cardstock trimmed down to A2 card front size (4.25×5.5 inches). I then inked up the stamp using Clear Pigment Ink and stamped it onto the cardstock panel. Applied Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed with a heat gun. Once cooled, I then picked out some cheerful colors from my Liquid Colors that I liked, and placed a drop or two on an acrylic block. (You can use acetate sheets or paint bowls, etc for this as well). Mixed with a little water and then painted it over the embossed image. The clear embossed image resisted the Liquid Color/water mixture. After they dried, I then trimmed them down to be slightly smaller than the original size.
For the blue/green card, I used Turbo Teal and Limeade Splash Liquid Colors. Used some Electric Green Silk for more contrast and completed the card with some Blue Skies Sequins. For the base of this card, I used Turbo Teal cardstock.
The orange/yellow card consisted of the bright Orange Creamsicle and Lemon Drop Liquid colors, along with some Sour Lemon Silk. The finishing touches of this cheerful birthday card was the Orange Creamsicle card base and the Gold Journey Sequins.
The purple/pink/yellow birthday wishes was probably one of my most fun ones to create. I was able to play with Pretty Amethyst, Rustic Rose, and Peaches & Cream Liquid Colors. The base was made from Pretty Amethyst cardstock. For the festive additions, I used some Pink World Journey Sequins as well as Outrageous Pink Silk.
Hope you like them as much as I did creating them for some special people in my life. I made sure to include personal messages to each, as well as a belated wish for many wonderful blessings ahead. 🙂
All products used can be found in my shop: FunStampersJourney.com/KeniLeni
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Next week is also our last week for our amazing Crush on Color promotion where all solid color cardstock and inks are on sale. (Til 30 Sept).
Until next time… happy crafting and have a fantastic rest of the weekend!!
Hugs and Blessings,
Journey Coach #99