WPlus9 - Guest Artist

July 2, 2018

Hi there, blog friends! I hope you are having a happy Monday so far! I've got a CRAZY busy week this week with Pinkfresh, as we are gearing up for another new release! Be sure to check back here next Monday for a huge blog hop!!

Today I wanted to pop in and share that I was on the WPlus9 blog this weekend as a Guest Artist! I’m a big fan of WPlus9 stamps & dies and love what I created for you today!

One of my favorite things to do is mix my older items with newer items to freshen them up! Leaving the crafting world to deal with losing Ellie and then Layton left a lot of beautiful items I purchased unused. For my cards today I have combined Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus with the following items from the two newest releases: the Trellis Background 1 Die, the Fierce and Fabulous stamp set, the Fabulous Die, and the No One Else stamps and the No One Else dies.

I started by stamping the flowers twice onto white cardstock, then applied watercolor loosely to them. I wanted to see the difference between two watercolor mediums, so I used watercolor pens on the first card and liquid watercolor on the second. I felt like I was able to get the loose watercolor feel better with the liquid watercolor than with the pens. Once the watercolor was dry, I applied shimmer to them with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and then fussy cut them.

 Then I applied a pink & aqua ombre wash of liquid watercolor to panels of white cardstock. Once it dried, it was time to do all the die cutting. I die cut the word "Fabulous" from the pink wash, the phrase "Thank You" from the aqua wash, and the Trellis Background from white cardstock twice. I also diecut the words a few more times from white cardstock, then layered them together with my Zig glue pen for added dimension.

 Next, I stamped & heat embossed the rest of the sentiments in white on black cardstock and trimmed them into thin strips. Finally, it was time to start putting the cards together. I added glitter paper blocks to the front of two A2 card bases, then mounted the trellis backgrounds to them with foam adhesive.

 I added the die cut words to the front of each card, using the opposite color of the glitter paper. Then I added the watercolor florals to each corner. I covered the die cut words to protect them while I added some black paint splatters to the front. Once the splatters dried, I finished by adding the rest of the heat embossed sentiments to the card fronts. And finally, I added my signature jewels tucked here & there.

I always like to try and show how shimmery the Wink of Stella pen is...so here are a couple photos that I think show it pretty well!
Those are what I have to share with you today! I hope that you liked my cards today, and that I inspired you to break out some of your old with some of your new! I also hope you liked seeing the difference between watercolor pens & liquid watercolor....let me know what you think in the comments!!

Before you move along, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!

Have a wonderful rest of your day, and enjoy the rest of your day!!

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