Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Summery 'Handmade Cards'

Hi All! I hope you are enjoying your summer!

We are currently over on the west coast of Australia, having a beach break. The Western Australian coast is just stunning, with its white sand and dry heat.

I am sharing with you today some summery cards. These cards were very simple to create using the fantastic Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads from the store. 

I have layered cards using white,black, teal and yellow cardstock from my stash.

For these two cards pictured, I blended Distress Oxide in both 'Fossilized Amber' and 'Spiced Marmalade' on heavy cardstock. 

If you have watercolour paper, you could use this too. To add texture - on the hexagon-shaped one - I lightly sponged a Kaisercraft Honeycomb clear stamp with water then stamped over the blended area. After I heat-dried this, I scribbled the border using a Posca pen in black from the store. 

The sentiment here was heat-embossed with white powder from my stash.

For the second card, I repeated the same process, except I stamped the large circle using a 49 and Market stamp set. 

After I assembled these cards - I placed them side by side and splattered both backgrounds using Colour Blast 'Roadbase' Colour Spray

I have used enamel dots from the Cocoa Vanilla 'You Rock' collection.

For the cards pictured here, I have used the same technique again, with blending and water-stamping, with the stamps from Kaisercraft and 49 and Market.

However, I have used different colours from the store: This time, I used Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers - the latter to bring out the blue in the border. 

For the sentiment - for both of these cards - I have heat-embossed using white powder from my stash and Versamark from the store.  

Once again, I splattered Colour Blast 'Roadbase' over the back grounds of this pair of cards. I also used sequins to add some more 'bling' to complete the cards.

Thank you for popping by!

Enjoy your day.

Amy 😊