Saturday, July 30, 2016

Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card with Ink Blending Technique

Hey Peaches! I'm bringing you a card that I made, using a color blending technique. It's actually quite simple! All you need is a piece of watercolor paper or thick cardstock (I used watercolor paper or thick Whisper White cardstock because it takes the ink saturation so beautifully), and some inks. I like to test out different combos on a scratch paper first before settling on my chosen colors. Generally, colors that are close in the same spectrum look best together (for example, in my card, I chose blues and purples), but just try experimenting with different colors and you might be surprised. The results are endless.

The next step is to get you ink blending tools. This can be sponges, sponge daubers, etc. I start with the lightest color and I recommend inking it onto your paper lightly at first and then build upon that color until it's the saturation you like. Then continue with the next colors. I like to got back over where each color meets and add some more of the previous color, making sure that I'm blending the colors smoothly. As a fun touch, you can put a little ink on a paint brush and flick it (or use your arm to tap the brush against) to get a beautiful ink splatter effect. I definitely recommend trying this technique on your projects. It's adds so much rich color-plus it's fun! As always, all supplies used to make this card are listed below. Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to comment and let know what you think of my projects and share your designs! I'd love to see what you come up with!



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Friday, July 29, 2016

Gorgeous Grunge Meets Weather Together Sympathy Cards

You know those cards you need to make-those sympathy ones? I'm always so grateful that I don't need a lot of them, because that means no one I know is struggling or suffering. But...It's just part of life, and when those times come, it's so important to be there for the ones we love when they need to be surrounded by love the most. I have a family member who got some pretty bad news and though they're probably one of the strongest people I know, they are also human and are not immune to pain. We all handle it differently, but in the end, it's not something we should struggle with alone. So I will be whatever they need during this time.

I decided to get in my craft room the moment I heard the news and share my gifts (as if that would be if any REALIZE help), and make a few cards for them. The first is for my family member to give to our friend, who just found out they have bone cancer and very little time left to live. The second card is for the person closest to him. My heart aches for both him and all who know and love him, and I'll be continuing to send prayers of healing and comfort.




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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Picture Perfect and Sheltering Tree Ocean Card

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a great week! It's been HOT here-107 degrees! But that means the I likely will be "trapped" indoors, crafting, right?! Another thing that apparently happens when it's hot-I start dreaming of the ocean. I've been so inspired by the beauty found there that I needed to create something with real ocean flare. So here's my card. As always, all supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

Hello Peaches! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We certainly did. Since my husband is going to be gone for a work event all week next wee...