Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sunshine and Laughter

Popping in again to share another card that I recently made for a darling friend for Mother's Day!
I used PTI's Spiral Bouquet set in combination with a few of my favorite Distress Inks.  My inspiration is taken from a class I've been taking with Jennifer McGuire and Friends.  If you haven't taken one of her classes I highly recommend them!  I learn SO much each time!

I have stamped my images onto good quality watercolor paper using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers.  The red ink is Wild Cherry from MFT.  Once I inked everything up, I spritzed the entire panel 5-6 times with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls powder.  The Perfect Pearls powder give the entire panel a very subtle shimmer.  Unfortunately it's so subtle I simply cannot capture it in the photos.  Once the mist of water hits the Distress Inks - and apparently the dye ink as well - the color starts to move and bleed every so slightly.  I love this look as it gives the entire card a watercolor feel about it.  Slightly imperfect and a bit whimsical at the same time.

I created my own embellishment using a MS butterfly punch.  I punched it twice, glued it together just at the body so the wings have some movement.  I used a bit of white twine for the antennae and two enamel dots from MME to embellish the body.  My sentiment is from a fantastic Hero Arts set listed below.

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Thanks so much for coming by today!  Be back tomorrow with another installment of Mother's Day cards!

See you soon!!

Crafty Hugs!