Sunday, March 26, 2017

Simple Little Card

Well simple is a relative term when it comes to me and cards but that is okay. Last night a friend came over and we ended up in my art room with me showing her how to use different products. I asked her if she wanted to make a quick card and this is the result. She kept her card and I didn't get to take pictures but we used the same techniques.

Using watercolor paper, I showed her how to stamp with Versamark and heat emboss an image (I think that was her favorite part) and then we used LSG magical to add some color. Her color choices were purples, pink, and blue. We spritzed our paper with water first then added some of the Magicals powder. We created drips and I showed her how to smoosh her paper onto the craft mat to get all of the excess powder that  accidentally flew off the brush. Haha! 
I then made us both a shabby twine bow and showed her how to spray white flowers to create any color she wanted. We also added some glitter to her flower cluster. 
The chit chat sticker I used was edged with ink and the flower cluster was glued with a glue gun. The edges were distressed on the base of the card and the panel. I used the word delightful because this was a fun experience and also because this card is going to be mailed to my dear Grandma whom is a delight to me. The card was finished with some white splatter paint. :) 

I would like to share this card with these wonderful challenges:


 I used green on the background and the flowers



20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Niki, this is amazing!! Wow!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love the layering and the stamping!! The flowers and bow are perfect!! This is stunning, my dear friend!! I absolutely love, love it!! So beautiful!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

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  4. This is stunning Nikki, to me it looks anything but simple, the background is amazing and I love how you finished it!!

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  5. Oh my goodness Niki! You have worked wonders with your Magicals! I still haven't opened my one pack, but really can't wait after seeing this inspiration. You do such gorgeous and detailed cards, it is such a treat for the eyes. Congrats on your new DT too! How very exciting!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

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  6. YES YES YES... DELIGHTFUL DELIGHTFUL DELIGHTFUL! Loved seeing your - always WONDERFUL - creativity Niki! Xj.

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  7. It sounds like you had great fun together, I always love crafting with friends too! The colours you chose are gorgeous and I just love your wonderful design!! Big hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Niki this is beautiful - heat embossing is my favourite part too! I love your shabby bow, I definitely need to try these. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Rubber Dance, and have a fun week. Sue xx

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  9. Absolutely Gorgeous! I'm so happy to see you joining our challenge at Love to Craft Challenge.

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  10. Punkin'! this is beautiful! I love the delicate heat embossing and the gorgeous blues of the magicals. (Don't have those, but looks like fun!) Sweet little flower cluster with the shabby bow. Love this to bits! And thank you for splattering it for fun and entering it into Emerald Creek Dares! Love seeing your work there! Hugs!

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  11. Wow - what a beautiful design and I love the vibrant colours. Beautifully done and I'm so glad your friend enjoyed the process too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  12. This is so beautiful! I like this technique! The only thing i have attempted with watercolors is using markers on a sandwich baggie and spritz a little water on it and put it on a paper. Haha :) those colors are awesome!!

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  13. Stunning card! The technique is beautiful and I just love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  14. Looks like you and your friend had a great time making cards together! It's SO pretty!!! Love that technique. Thank you for joining our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ We have started a colour challenge today, hope to see you again there! :-)

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  15. Oh WOW! AMAZING work!Thank you for playing along in the Rubber Dance Challenge. xx Susanne.

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  16. This is absolutely amaaaaaazing! Love the colors and all the texture! Just fabulous! :)

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  17. Gorgeous. Sounds like you had fun and your friend had some wonderful new creative experiences. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  18. Lovely project, thanks for joining us on the Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge Blog.

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  19. That must have been so much fun to have someone to craft with! The finished card is just gorgeous Doc. You used one of my favourite techniques too, the emboss resist! Wonderful colours and I love that you coloured the flowers to match, so perfect! Someday perhaps, we will get a chance to craft together, hint hint!! lol. sending hugs to you :)

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  20. I think you and I think of "simple" in similar ways... let's just say it's not a definition the CAS world would understand! This is gorgeous - the resist is perfect amidst those beautiful blue-greens. Love the twine and flowers too and the lovely torn edging.
    Alison x

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