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Hi everyone!

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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to my hearts and finally, I scattered some light green and clear rhinestones around the card to finish it all off.

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!  :)

 

Challenges

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.

 

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By | 2015-02-08T20:07:59+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Cardmaking, Everyday, Friendship, Love, Thinking of You|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Betty J. March 4, 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Really pretty card, Nina. Love your little raining szene. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles and hope to see you again.

  2. Heather - housesbuiltofcards February 19, 2015 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    So very pretty! LOVE the soft dreamy colors and the perfect ink splatters! Thanks so much for joining us this month at AEI{heart}U Challenge!!!

  3. Samantha M February 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    WOW!! this is gorgeous!! LOOOOOVE your card!!! it’s amazing!

  4. jenniferrzasa February 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Your card is just adorable! Love the way you tied on the twine too. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

  5. Erum February 15, 2015 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I mean it every time I say this Nina, you are so talented and such an inspiration!

  6. Jingle February 11, 2015 at 9:00 am - Reply

    This is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  7. craftingjess February 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Wow…I love everything about this card – color combo, splatter, dimension, the white space, the twine! Well done!!

  8. Lindsay A. February 10, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    This is just too adorable, Nina Marie! I LOVE everything about it!

  9. popscards February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

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