Showing posts with label Alexandra Renke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexandra Renke. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Embossed Washi Thank You!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers challenge.   The challenge was Embossed Washi Background, which I had never heard of or tried before!
I just love how this came out!   I adhered strips of Washi over a white card panel until it was completely covered.   I started with the bird one in the center and worked above and below from there as I wanted the birds the central focus.  Then I embossed the panel with my SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, added the die cut THANK YOU and adhered the panel to a black panel and then to a white card base.  

That beautiful Rose Birds Washi is by Alexandra Renke, I used her beautiful Foxes Washi on this Mother's Day card back in May.  The others are just generic Washi tapes I got probably at either Michaels or Joann.

What a great way to use up all those washi tapes we have - and to create a beautiful background at the same time!

I'm linking my card to:

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Rose Birds Washi tape - Alexandra Renke, pink dotted washi, black striped washi, black floral washi - Michaels or JoAnn, On the Edge Thank You die - Simon Says Stamp,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where is Summer??!

That's what everyone  here in New England is asking - we have a hot humid day and then we are putting the blankets back on the bed and turning the heat on!?! 
Well -  summer is here on my card today!
I water colored the background on water color paper - first brushing over the panel with water and then adding watercolor paint with a wet brush - tan for the sand - dark blue for the ocean waves and lighter blue for the sky.  I added this cute little layered die cut umbrella - popping the top up on foam dots and this lovely seaside sentiment.   I used a new embossing folder I just purchased called Level Curves. I thought it looked like a few things - a topography map, snail marks in the sand - and/or marks in the sand underwater after the waves have gone by!  Anyway, I thought it added nice CAS texture in white!

I'm linking my seaside card to:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom - from Caron's Beach Website

Do not use patterned paper -  and use a die cut
 
Use a die cutting machine -  I used my Vagabond to cut my umbrella die.




Stamps: Crafty Individuals # C1-278
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White and Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: watercolor paints, brush, water, Beach Umbrella Die - Taylored Expressions, Level Curves Embossing Folder - Alexandra Renke