I was totally inspired to play when I saw THIS card by Donna Mikasa, my card-making idol! :)
I decided to make a variety of cards using the diagonal combination of:
heat embossing - birthday theme - watercolor.
My set of cards is clean and simple, with one main image, lots of open space, and no layers or embellishments. Therefore, I am also playing along at the current Addicted to CAS Challenge #65: Butterfly
I used the same butterfly image, embossed, watercolored and fussy cut, on a variety of stamped backgrounds in a variety of colors. I know I can definitely use a stash of birthday cards for all genders and ages...and these are it!
Here is the set of cards all together:
Here are the steps I followed.
First, I stamped and embossed the butterflies using Versamark ink and white embossing powder on watercolor paper. I watercolored using Tim Holtz distress inks smooshed on a kraft mat and spritzed with water.
Once dry, I spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist for some shimmer.
Next, I stamped the card bases with a variety of Hero Arts background stamps and sentiments. Finally, I fussy-cut the butterflies and added antennas, etc. I glued down the butterfly bodies but popped up the wings with some foam tape for a little dimension but not too much bulk.
Here are the cards one by one:
All Hero Arts Stamps Used:
Large Canvas Stripes
Thanks, Donna, for inspiring me!
Thanks, Hero Arts, for making such classic, timeless, awesome stamps!
Have a great day,