Monday, April 25, 2016

Thanks (Three Ways)

Happy snowy Monday! I can't believe we're getting snow on April 25!


The colours for this week's Your Next Stamp colour challenge (#37) are gorgeous. I needed to create a set of thank you cards and also wanted to work on some of my watercolouring skills, so I decided to get to work (or, should I say, I decided to play)!


For my first card, I used the "smooshing" technique by adding colours from my Zig markers to my craft mat, spritzing it with water and then pressing my watercolour paper onto my mat. This panel was then cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames die, but I used the negative piece and recycled the frame.


For the second card, I used distress inks and my blending tools. This panel was cut using a Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangle die.


For my third card, I scribbled my Zig markers on my craft mat (one at a time), spritzed them with water and then used a large paintbrush to add colour to my panel. I dried each colour with my heat tool before adding the next. This panel was also cut using a Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangle die. I think I like this one best.

All cards have a "thanks" added. These were cut from black cardstock using Your Next Stamp's Fancy Thanks die. The die is this month's free with $40 purchase and I picked it up when I placed my most recent order. I love it! I finished everything off with some retired sequins from My Craft Spot.

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5 comments:

Scrapper69 said...

So Sorry to hear you've got MORE SNOW Kate! How Awful! Maybe come May you'l have the best blooming flowers around! :) Your cards are Fabulous - Love the backgrounds on all of them.... Try and stay warm! :) HUGS!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Carolyn Wolff said...

Love your cards Kate! I just ordered a bunch of these fabulous markers. Can't wait to play with them.

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

I bet you had fun playing with all those fun colors and techniques! I love the way your cards turned out - so bright and colorful!

Sorry about the snow! We made it into the 80s here today - hoping spring comes your way very soon!

Migdalia said...

Gorgeous cards!!!
I want snow can you send me some..lol I love snow. Yeap! Not a summer person..lol
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Debbie said...

I do love snow, but getting it at the end of April is a bit ridiculous!
I LOVE all 3 of these!! I think every method you used is wonderful!!