Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love is Kindness

Hello, crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a card  I made using the "Love is Kindness" single stamp from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I was trying to make a clean and simple card with a lot of white space.  Here's what I came up with:

Stampin' UP! ink colors are: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (retired) and Tempting Turquoise.  
Here's how I created it:  I sponged the colors onto a piece of white cardstock. I then spritzed it with a water bottle and dried it with my heat tool.  When it was completely dry, I stamped the image and added some "spots" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The paper was kinda curled from the water and subsequent drying, so I layered another piece of paper behind it to help it lay flat. :)


I added a little piece of "mock stitching" from a retired embossing folder and a Scalloped Edge Border in Tempting Turquoise. Will that punch ever get old? :)


The main panel is stamped using the Dictionary background stamp with Smoky Slate ink. I then used the Dots and Stripes Mask  to sponge in the circles.   I am submitting this card into the AAA cards #35 Bare Naked CAS.  Here is their challenge:

The challenge is to "go very white, with a layer or two....and clean and simple". 

Here's the products I used:
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Thanks for stopping by! 


5 comments:

  1. Stunning image and watercolouring here.
    Love the layout too - just off centre makes it really striking. Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards and playing along. Sarah x

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  2. I love the scalloped edge and I agree that it is a look that is timeless! Great fun colours too for a fun CAS card! Thanks for joining in the fun at AAA! Jill

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  3. Your watercoloured background colours are just fab! Super, pretty card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. See through stamp on cool watercoloring! Looks fantastic like that. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards. It will be fun to see more cards sometimes too. Take care, Victoria

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  5. Love all the elements of this card - sponging, spattering, sequins twin... all come together for a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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