So glad you’ve stopped by for this bright hello card, with colors inspired by the newest Runway Inspired challenge. When I saw this week’s photo at RIC, I knew I wanted to incorporate the showcased yellows, teals and grays into my design and thought a cloud themed card would be a really fun way to do this!
The stamps I am using today are from the Avery Elle “Weather It” stamp set and the American Crafts “Serendipity” stamp set from the Dear Lizzy collection. I began by stamping my clouds onto some watercolor paper and colored them with Heidi Swapp Gold and Mint color shines and a paintbrush. To create and gold clouds, I mixed the gold color shine with some Wild Honey Tim Holtz distress ink before coloring the cloud.
Once my clouds were colored and dried, I fussy cut them out and lined the edges with a black marker, just to clean them up and make them appear more finished.
Moving on to the card base, I used a mixture of distress inks and Perfect Pearls to create the splatter background. I mixed Wild Honey ink with Perfect Gold powder, and Peacock Feathers with Perfect Pearl powder. To make the paintable mixture, I smooshed some ink onto a non stick craft sheet, dropped a small amount of the powder into the ink and spritzed it with water. Mixing it all together with a damp paintbrush creates a pearlized ink that is perfect for this splatter effect, and for watercoloring.
Once my card base was dry, I took the “hello” stamp from the American Crafts “Serendipity” set and stamped it in three generations of some black StazOn ink. I chose StazOn for this card because I was still planning on doing some more watercoloring on this card, and did not want to have my sentiment’s ink run.
With the heart cluster stamp from the Avery Elle “Weather It” set, I masked off all but one of the hearts and stamped them around my card base in StazOn ink. I then watercolored them with Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and a green tone that I created by mixing the two inks together.
Because I wanted to keep this card in a more “modern” look, keeping clean lines in everything, I chose to use some twine over ribbon for some embellishment. I tied the twine around the card in a crossing pattern, keeping it about a quarter of an inch away from the edges of the card. I then adhered the clouds to my card; all were adhered with regular adhesive, with the exception of the two larger clouds, which I attached using foam tape.
I love how sparkly this card is; with all the color shine, Perfect Pearls, Wink of Stella and rhinestones, this card really shimmers! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card, and thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Creating! :)
This card is submitted into the Runway Inspired challenge #77 “Jenny Packham”, the Simon Says Stamp “Bright and Beautiful” Wednesday Challenge, the Avery Elle “Masking” challenge and the Little Tangles challenge “Watercolor” challenge.