Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A Set Of Notecards
I decided to try my hand a new use for my Brusho water color crystals. Today I die cut this leafy branch using my Cricut Straight From the Nest cart. I cut this from white cardstock at between 4 and 5 inches. I then used my Yellow, Leaf Green and Brown Brusho water color crystals, strategically sprinkling them onto the die cut. I liberally spritzed water from a spray bottle over the die cut and let it do some magic. With these die cuts, I used a lot more water to create the blended look typically seen when using watercolors.
I used my SSS Stitched Rectangles die to create the white cardstock background, embossing the sentiment with gold embossing powder. To create a thicker result, I sprinkled embossing powder over the image while still hot from the first time I melted the image and re-heated to melt the new powder. This technique can work to fill in and enhance the image, creating a rich look. I also used the same technique on the cardstock background, edging the paper with my embossing ink and sprinkling with the embossing powder, adding bits as I went to create a shiny edge. I really like this technique.
You'll notice some hexagonal glimmer on the cards. Depending upon the light and angle, they look different colors, but are really gold. I simply glued these sequins in place to add some interest to the page. Another nice card set that I'm setting aside for Christmas gifts. I'm collecting quite a stash and anticipate needing all of them as small gifts to acquaintances at work and otherwise.
How about you? Any Christmas shopping yet? It is a tough thing to think about, but time is shorter than we think. I hear Christmas carols as we speak...
I'm linking up to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Wonderful Watercolor
Word Art Wednesday's Challenge # 205 Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenge #19
Come join the fun or stop to be inspired.