Kim Watson here today with a card created, using the fabulous Foam Front Waves Die & Card Set. What I love about the Queen & Co. shaker and die card kits is that they take care the hard part of putting the card together, we get the fun part...decorating them :D
Cutting a piece of texture board 4 1/4" x5 1/2" I created an ombre effect using Shimmerz paints mists. To do this, I spritzed my craft mat with water, then made puddles of color, in order of how I wanted the colors to blend. Swiping the texture board through the colors left me with a gorgeous ocean inspired ombre color-wash. This I die cut into a wave card front.
Using the card foam front, along with the cellophane window piece, each wave was filled with a combination of toppers. The different varieties mixed together helped me match the surrounding ink colors more accurately. The effect is a pretty ombre, to match the color wash. Embossed & punched clouds make the cutest cluster at the top of the card.
A stamped boat image (Paper Smooches) with the sails filled in with aqua striped washi tape, adhered to a circular badge, a scattering of red buttons and a banner sentiment (Simon Says stamp & die set) are the perfect accent to finish off this sweet, summer inspired card.
Here is the next card I created, using the fabulous Foam Front Polaroid Die & Card Set. I did something a little different with this set...I created a double window, clear on both sides, so one can read the Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card.
Using the card foam front, along with x2 cellophane window pieces, I filled the window shaker with a festive mixture of colored, Sequin Sprinkles & clear Tiny Bubbles. The combination of colors mixed with punched black stars give the card a wonderful celebratory vibe. Using the 2nd piece of cellophane, I 'closed' the shaker, then by positioning the die on the actual card to fit directly under the foam polaroid, I was able to simply create a window, allowing one to see the sentiment stamped (TCP Studio) on the inside of the card.
What better way to decorate a birthday card than with a cute cupcake. I drew the cupcake onto cardstock, then filled it with washi tape frosting. A sharp craft knife trimmed away the excess, leaving a scrumptious cupcake accent.
Next, I created x2 cards using the fabulous Foam Front Rainbow Die & Card Set. I did something a little different with this set...I created x2 cards with the same dies but with x2 very different results.
For this card, I created a rainbow not only using the shaker sections, but also pieces in between, this gave me the correct amount of spaces for a proper x7 piece rainbow. For a little bit of fun & texture I filled the shaker windows with sweet little Pops, matching the colors of the paint underneath. The cloud shaker was filled with sparkly diamond toppers giving the clouds sparkly & shine.
To create the inky clouds scene, I used the cloud shaker paper cover as a mask & an ink pad. Shifting its position and varying the ink pressure, created areas of light & dark. The result...a pretty sky. A cute sun motif & sentiment from the Partly Cloudy Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn, & clear Twinkle Drops were exactly what I needed to complete the card.
For the 2nd card I reversed the rainbow a refreshing take on things.
Swapping the card cover piece with watercolor paper, I painted a blended rainbow & allowed it to dry. Using the die in the card set, I cut a new cover, then filled the rainbow shaker pieces with a combination of clear Diamond Toppers & clear Tiny Bubbles. The cloud on the other hand I filled with coordinating rainbow Tiny Bubbles.
To really support the vibrant rainbow of color on this card, I took a mixture of NEW Pom-pom flowers, separated the layers and clustered them around the page; matching Pops were the perfect flower centers.
Lastly, I selected sequins that also matched the different colors of the paint on the cover. Keeping them self colored added subtle twinkle & texture. I couldn't have asked for a more appropriate sentiment, than the one I selected from Paper Smooches Stamps. Voila! A pretty way to send someone some colorful wishes.
Thanks for stopping by!