Friday, April 22, 2016
MIM #246 using Amy's Faux brush lettering technique of water coloring on top of a stamped image to make it look hand painted. I used the largest sentiment by PTI I had available, make a wish, Think Big Favorites#1 , I stamped it in blue and painted teal on top, the contrast is better in person. I then made candles with PTI's the enclosed: star stamp set. I also tried Amy's technique on the flame with another shade of yellow. I masked off rectangles and blended the candle sticks. Amy made this technique look easy I had to correct some of my heavy hand with a white gel pen. Maybe I will have to get a larger more scripty font sentiment.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
I am so excited I finally own some new PTI stamps! I just got a bunch of sets from my family for my birthday and this is the first official card made with my new stamps! The challenge this week was to use score lines. I have an embossing folder that makes score lines so I used that. I did try scoring by hand horizontally along the bottom of this card originally, but I didn't like how it looked. I think the vertical strips help draw your eye the the sentiment and flowers. Thanks for stopping by!