Friend Like You/Friendly Silhouettes

Friendly Silhouettes Acrylic Watercolor Background

Friend Like You Acrylic Block Background

Here's an easy, any occasion card made using the Acrylic Watercolor Background Technique, paired with Friendly Silhouettes Die.

I tapped Night of Navy, Petal Pink, and Rococco Rose inks on my clear block "F".

I spritzed the block with water, letting the ink run and pool.

Then, I stamped it on watercolor paper, letting it set for a few seconds.

I lifted the block and set the piece aside to dry.

The reeds were cut out of Night of Navy card stock using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Friendly Silhouettes Die.

I added it to the watercolor background using a piece of Adhesive Strip to pop it up.

The dragonflies were also cut out of Night of Navy card stock using Friendly Silhouettes and popped up using Mini Dimensionals.

The card front is attached to a Petal Pink mat, then attached to a Night of Navy card base.

I added glimmer dots to complete.

I decided not to add a greeting. 

We'll see what comes up and what the card might be used for!

 
Happy Stampin'!

Paper Towel Background Drapery Fold Card

Paper Towel

The Drapery Fold Technique was featured in my February Fresh Ideas Newsletter. 

I included 3 Drapery Fold Patterns in the newsletter.

There is a written tutorial in a pdf format, along with a video tutorials exclusive to my newsletter subscribers.

This card was made using Technique #3 which is a free-form folding technique using no pre-scored pattern.

For this card, I used a paper towel that I had used to blot watercolors, leaving a pretty mix of blues, pinks, and purples.

This technique is easy to do and provides interest to your card creations.

If you'd like to learn more, please add your name to my mailing list using the Sign Up box located in the upper right-hand side of this page. 

The Drapery Fold Tutorial will deliver to your e mail inbox.

Thank you!

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

February Fresh Ideas-Drapery Fold Cards

Sweet Strawberry FinalDrapery Fold Pattern #1

 

Butterfly Gala finalDrapery Fold Pattern #2

 

Friend Like You FinalDrapery Fold Pattern #3

The Drapery Fold is fun and different, providing texture and interest to your card creations.
 
My February Fresh Ideas Newsletter will feature 3 types of Drapery Folds.
 
The first is one with large folds or pleats graduating down at an angle.
The pleats can run vertically from top to bottom or bottom to top, or horizontal from left to right or right to left. 
Use double-sided designer paper for contrasting patterns.
The possibilities are endless!
 
The 2nd Drapery Fold has smaller folds or pleats that pop up and run straight across the card front. 
 
The 3rd Drapery Fold is this free-form folding technique. 
No pre-scoring per a pattern.  Just fold the paper back on itself, letting the paper determine the fold.

Want to learn more?

My February Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Drapery Fold Cards.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 AM (MST) on February 16, 2021.

Included in the Fresh Ideas Newsletter is a written tutorial with photos in a pdf format.

Also included are video tutorials on how to create the 3 Drapery Fold Patterns.

These video tutorials are exclusive to those on my newsletter mailing list.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime from February 15-March 15, 2021 to receive this tutorial.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
 
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
 
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
 
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
 
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
 
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

Please add your name to my mailing list anytime in January 2020 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

To sign up, please use the Sign Up Box located in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

Friendly Silhouettes Stippled Watercolor Backgrounds

Stipple watercolorStippled Watercolor Paper  Background

 

Stipple paper towel watercolor
Paper Towel Watercolor Background

 

I loved Sherrill Graff's idea of creating hand-made paper by wetting Whisper White card stock, then stippling on ink, creating pretty watercolor patterns.
I created these thank you cards using that technique, but instead of Whisper White, I used watercolor paper.
I spritzed on water until the paper was really wet. With a wet stipple brush, I added Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay inks. Then, I added coarse kosher salt. I let the ink and salt set, then blotted it with a paper towel, and set it aside to dry.
The salt leaves interesting splotches.
 
The 2nd set of cards were made with the paper towel. I always try to use the paper towels I have used to blot Sprinkles or watercolor.
What a great way to recycle and reuse!
I separated the plys, attached it to a card stock base with SNAIL so I could easily cut it down for cards.
 
 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White, watercolor
Accessories: spritzer bottle with water, stipple brush, kosher salt, paper towel, Big Shot, Friendly Silhouettes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Stamparatus
Happy Stampin'!