Monday, February 27, 2017

Color Burst Flowers

Did your February fly by as fast as mine?  We have had such nice weather that some of the spring flowers are blooming and it is so pretty.  Today’s card features two floral images from Just For Fun's 4 Sided Floral Block.

The background was created using a technique that my friend and fellow designer, April Williams, taught me this weekend.  You emboss a piece of cardstock with an embossing folder and then apply the ink from 3-4 Distress Inks using direct to paper.

To create the floral images, the stamps were spritzed with water and Color Burst Powders were sprinkled lightly on top.  Then these were stamped on watercolor paper.  They were layered on purple and added to the card front.

The “Just For You” sentiment is from JFF's To My Friend Word Block.  It was stamped with Distress Ink, layered on purple cardstock, and angled across the card front.

Just a reminder that there are only a few more days to enter Just For Fun's February Challenge with a “Sweet Nothings” theme.  Get the details on the blog here.

E. Marie

Monday, February 13, 2017

All About Love

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays and only one day away.  I’m not sure which I love more – roses or chocolates.  Today’s card combines another favorite, black and red, and uses three images from Just For Fun’s latest release.

Cupid's Arrows was stamped in red on two sides of the card front. This was layered on black and the white card base.  A red strip, embossed with hearts, was layered on black and added across the center.

The Postal Hearts-2 Sided stamp was used to stamp the two heart images in black.  The roses were colored with Copic Markers and a little grey shading was added.  These were fussy cut and centered on the card front.

It’s not too late to get creative for Valentine’s Day.  How do you show your love?

E. Marie

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Just For Fun February Challenge

Time just keeps flying by and it is already time for the February Challenge at the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog.  

 February’s theme is “Sweet Things”

To help inspire you, I chose the JFF stamp, American Beauties.  This was heat embossed with Detail White Embossing Powder on watercolor paper.  Then it was color using Derwent Inktense Pencils and a watercolor brush.  I used the color of my favorite roses and added a light blue wash in the background.  This was added to layers of white, light pink, and dark pink.

The sentiment is from JFF’s To My Friend Word Block.  It was stamped with Memento Ink on a yellow rectangle and layered on pink, cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Card Creator Die.  A second die was cut from white and the pink was layered on top with it slightly offset.

Head on over to the JFF Blog for more inspiration and all the details.  If you enter the challenge you will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the Just for Fun on-line store.

E. Marie