Sunday, February 4, 2018

Reasons to Smile

Do you like to add texture to your cards/designs? If so, you're going to like the new challenge at International Art and Soul. The theme is TEXTURE.

What is texture? Anything that adds depth to the design. It can be dry embossing, textured ribbons/fibers, burlap, cardboard, etc.

For my card, I added Embossing Paste for a nice touch of texture. I also used watercolor paper, which is textured.

This card makes me smile... for good reason. Not too long ago I was able to travel to Wisconsin to a gathering of online friends. We laughed, stamped, chatted, stamped, ate, slept (a little), giggled... and so much more. We even had our own personal watercolor class! That was so cool!

I used some of the things I learned in the watercolor class on this card - yes that flower is watercolored. And speaking of the flower - it's a Gina K stamp set that I bought while I was in Wisconsin. I got to go to the Gina K store!!!

This is the inside of my card:

Be sure to check out the International Art & Soul Texture Challenge - and participate!

February 4 - 17

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Gina K Daisy Delight stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and SU Yo Yo Yellow CS, Unity tag, and Canson Watercolor Paper

Dies: My Favorite Things Blue Print II (the word Smile) and two Sizzix Thinlits (I made a stencil for the embossing paste with one and the words inside are another set) 

Embellishments: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Michael's Rhinestone, and SU Ribbon


Hazel said...

A wonderful, happy card. My daughter in law loves sunflowers and their wedding theme was this great flower. I love the heavily textured corner, it looks great. Hazel x

Mimi said...

Fabulous Jeanette, great take on the texture challenge with the texture paste and using water colour paper and an stunning result. So love your cards and the attention you pay to completing the inside of your creations :) :) :) xxxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful card Jeanette - love your textured corner - it's the perfect accent for the flower, which is beautifully painted

Lynn McAuley said...

So bright and cheerful, Jeanette!!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love the way you use the embossing paste. This card makes me smile too!


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