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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Showered With Love

When I made my Greetings from Seattle card a few days ago I rediscovered a stamp set that I had forgotten about.  The umbrella die came with a stamp set featuring some rain-ish images and quotes (very Seattle-esque, yes?).  With Valentines Day on the horizon, and attempting to get away from lavendars, pinks and reds, I made a little love card.  This would also be great for a baby or wedding shower so I'll either send it on its way to one of my favorite valentines or keep it in my stash.  ;)


My sewing machine is in a different room and it's kind of a hassle to haul it out.  One of my favorite little tricks is to use one of those sewing tracing wheel thingies to make stitch-like edges around cards.  For this one I added a few lines under the clouds as well to look like rain (use your imagination!)  :)

I haven't decided if this card is a little TOO clean and simple or if I like it as is.  Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts.

My next card is very Valentines-ish with those very colors that I avoided in the card above.  ;)  I made this to combine two challenges:  CASual Fridays - Make Your Mark and Stampotique - Love.  I wanted to do something different with the marker challenge so that was a little tricky for me but I'm a happy camper with my experiment - I think it worked.


Now chances are this has already been done but for me it was totally experimental.  I took a square background stamp and colored the top half with Copic R29 and the bottom half with Copic V17 (I had a thing for purple and red combos when I was little).  Next I randomly dripped some Ranger Blending Solution over it and quickly stamped on cardstock.  I freehand drew the hearts and punched out squares.  Pretty cool watercolor effect, doncha' think? 




 Off to make dinner.  The natives are getting restless...


7 comments:

  1. The 'Showered With Love' card is delightful! Definitely not too clean. Love it!

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  2. Love, love, love the first card, the rain looks so effective (I love Seattle too, visited about 30 years ago). Your second card was a genius idea on your part, it really does look like watercolour - very inspired! Thanks for visiting me too. Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Beautiful cards. Love the first one a lot. Thanks for joining us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  4. I love these fresh new looks for valentine's day, Julie! Both very sweet and beautiful.

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  5. Nicely Done... Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Challenge this week.
    Warmly-
    Sarinda

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  6. love those colourful clouds and the stitching on your card

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  7. I love the clouds of hearts and think your "raindrops" are brilliant! For what it's worth, I love this card just the way it is!

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I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what you think about this post. Have a spectacular day!