Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Playing Cards With a Friend!!!

Hello everyone!!

I am popping in some cards that I created on a virtual playdate with Michele from I Card Everyone. Michele and I picked a technique from a video by @lostinpaper, watercolor stamping, to try for making our cards. We also decided that we would use Altenew stamps because we both had a ton of them on hand.

For my first card, I used the stamp set Beautiful Day and Altenew watercolor pens (Fiesta) to create two cards. My first card I used first generation stamping and one of the layers of the large flower.

I chose to use purple and orange as my main colors for my card.

After stamping the colors, I stamped the black outlines. I then splashed some watered down acrylic paint and more watercolor onto the background. I actually used black acrylic paint on all my cards. Some I had a heavy hand in, some I  were more subtle.

On my second card, I used second generation stamping from the colors on my first card.

I actually like the lighter colors on this card than on my first card.

On my both my first and second cards, I finished off with sequins and gems.

For my second set of cards, I decided to try the same technique using the Build a Flower: Hyacinth and did the same technique using Distress Markers.

For my first card, I used two Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord markers for my flowers, and Mowed Lawn for the stems.

I used Shaded Lilac Distress Stain and black acrylic paint on the background and surrounded the flower with a black frame die cut.

Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops were used for the middle of the flowers.

For my second card, again, I used second generation stamping for my flower.

I chose to make this card a little cleaner. I popped up a black sentiment strip with some foam adhesive.

I added some sequins around the sentiment to give it some presence.

For my third set of cards, I used Leaf Canopy and Oxide ink for this technique.

I stamped the leaves with Iced Spruce Oxide ink and then heat embossed it in silver.

I used an MFT background stamp for the stripes. I added some Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray over the front, as well as watered down black acrylic paint.

I added a die cut hugs and some silver glitter paper at the top.

For my second card, the leaves were stamped using the second generation of the first stamped card.

Again I used the MFT stripes background stamp in Iced Spruce and Speckled Egg Oxide Ink.

I added a blue butterfly that was in my stash to the front of this card.

I chose to add the silver glitter paper in the middle of the stripes at the top rather then where I placed it on the first card.

This was the last card I created using this technique. I loved trying this using all these different stamp mediums.

I am going to share my flower cards over at The Flower Challenge

I hope to play cards again with Michele another time this summer. It was so much fun stamping "virtually" with her and I would love to do it with someone else if anyone would like to do so. Be sure to pop in on her BLOG POST to see what she created!!

I thank you for taking the time for stopping by!!!


I Card Everyone said...

OH my goodness I love them even more - it's amazing what you can see on the 'big screen!' You were much more productive than I during our chat, Nora - each card a charmer - and so pretty all finished up!
Can't wait for the next time! xx

HilaryJane said...

What a great selection of cards, I just love all those splatters and will have to try this technique. Great idea to use second generation stamping to get extra cards and a different more subtle look. I came here from Michele's blog and can see that you had a very productive session xx

lostinpaper said...

Looks like you had the most amazing time here and I love that you used the first and second generation of stamping... it's a twoforone and the lighter versions really do give it a whole nother look! I couldn't pick a favourite, but I do love the way you added the embossing to the leaf canopy stamp!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you did one version with first generation stamping and a second one with second generation stamping! FUN!!! And seems like you and Michele had a wonderful time during your virtual get-together :)

Lisa Elton said...

Lucky you to spend virtual time with Michele, I love crafting with her! Your cards are AMAZING Nora! I like that you made a second with the generation stamping. PRETTY!!

Jeanne said...

Wow, these are beautiful. You and Michele had one fantastic session fueled in no small part by the togetherness of your video time together. Friends are amazing and so is your art.

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful great that you had time to play with Michele, she's a lot of fun.
Take care
xx Karen

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful way to spend a crafty day with a friend! You and Michele must have had a blast! Your cards are all gorgeous, and I love how you used the second generation to make second cards of each design.

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous cards and what great techniques too. I like the effect of stamping with the iced spruce oxide ink and then spraying with the speckled egg oxide....a fabulous effect. All creative and beautiful and you sure look like you had so much fun creating with the marvellous Michele... virtually x.

Witchcrafted Life said...

These are all so beautiful and immediately eye-catching.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Marjolein said...

What a beautiful series of cards! I especially like the first one and the leaf canopy one. I know what I am going to do next weekend! Thanks fot the inspiration! Marjolein

Cara said...

Fantastic cards! I love the loose watercolour feel to them. Thanks for joining us at the Flower Challenge. Cara DT x

SmilynStef said...

What fantastic designs.