I have a couple of cards to share with you today. Two completely different cards. :)
The first one is my take on this one. I was really struck by the colors she used with the Hero Arts stencil. And just for fun, I added a liberal spritzing of Perfect Pearls mixed with water in my mini spritzer. I also used a die I received as some very happy mail a couple of months ago from my good friend, Alanna. She is so sweet! Thank you once again, Alanna! She makes some terrific CAS cards, too! I finally figured out a way to use the die...I think! LOL I actually made this card a week or two ago, but wasn't sure I really liked it. It's growing on me and hey, it just might inspire someone else, so I'm gonna go ahead and share. I really like how the blending and all that came out. I'm just thinking the card design needs work. (See why I am such a copycat-this stuff frustrates me).
I had originally made the stenciled piece a full card front size. But I used the friend die on the bottom portion. I didn't like how it looked and thought to futz with the die cut, but messed it up. So, I was left with the size you see and couldn't figure out what to do to showcase it well. I then used the organdy ribbon and tied a bow. That looked silly, so off that went. I cut the friend in black and liked how that popped, but it needed more, so I tried the hello from Close To My Heart's Have a Happy Day Set. Eh, it works, I think. I added the black gems at the top to help balance it. All in all, I do like it. Sort of.
And for the other card...I was inspired by different cards I saw on a google search of this Lawn Fawn Let's Play stamp set. One card I saw, the blogger watercolored using Inktense pencils. Oooooh, I have some of those! So I sat down to play. I don't have the dies for this set, so everything is fussy cut. (I didn't cut in between the lines attaching the swing to the frame and seat. I watercolored that part and glued the dog on top.) I also inked the images in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed, so my colors would stay in the lines. This one produces a smile for sure! It's pretty vibrant.
The clouds are from another Lawn Fawn set, Hello Sunshine. (Can you tell I realllllly like Lawn Fawn stamps these days? I'm acquiring quite the collection). I stamped in versamark ink on vellum and clear heat embossed. They looked a little lost in the sky, so I tried watercoloring on them with white watercolor from a set I have (no white Inktense pencil in my set of 12). You can't see it very well in the photo, but the white looks kind of neat in person.
That's it from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day!