Monday, March 9, 2015

Thinking of you

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.

I hope your week is off to a great start.  My Monday has been pretty busy so far, but I finally found a few minutes to photograph yesterday's card and write this post.  It's going to have to a short and sweet post because I've got to get dinner started soon!

I've really been wanting to try water coloring using my Distress Ink Pads and I thought this beautiful  floral stamp by Simon Says Stamp would be the perfect place to start....

I really need more practice with this technique, but I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out.  I love this gorgeous stamp by Simon Says Stamp.  It is called Artful Flowers and there are coordinating dies available {makes me so happy}.
Using the Stitched Squares Dies from Lawn Fawn, I cut a mat from gold foil paper and a smaller one from Ranger watercolor paper.  I used my cheapo watercolor set to give the aqua tint to my background. Once it was dry, I spritzed on a bit of shimmer with Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.

My sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink then heat embossed with Gold Tinsel embossing powder by Ranger. The aqua and gold ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

After stamping the flowers, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and a small paintbrush to watercolor my flowers. I love this color, it reminds me of the beautiful azaleas that will be blooming here in southeast Alabama in the next couple of weeks. I colored the center of each flower with a Atyou Spica glitter pen in Gold.

Before adding my flowers to my card, I looped a bit of gold DMC Metallic Thread and lightly glued it into place. I pop dotted my flowers on top of the tread to finish off the front of my card.

And, of course, I had to finish off the inside before I could call it done!

Okay, it's time for me to go start dinner {although I would much rather get inky}.  Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon...


  1. Tanya ~ OMG this is GORGEOUS! The colors of those flowers with the gold is seriously BEAUTIFUL!! EEK! Then the touch of aqua ~ GORGEOUS!

  2. I think it looks great! Love the color.


  3. Really beautiful card! I love the gold thread you tucked behind your flower!

  4. This is so gorgeous!! The watercolor flowers look amazing!! I love the design of this - so elegant and beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. This is so elegant. I love your water colored flowers. They look beautiful with the gold.

  6. How beautiful!!! I so love your flowers and how you did the bg!!!! :)

  7. Gorgeous ! Love those flowers!! Fabulous!

  8. Gorgeous card Tanya! Your water coloring is beautiful! Love the design!
    Sherrie K

  9. Stunning & Beautiful my friend!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. OMWORD TANYA! This is a Beautiful card! LOOOVE the water coloring and the beautiful gold together! :)


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