Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop - For Family

Hey everyone and welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! If you’re new the the Fancy Friday Blog Hops, we are a group of past and current Artisans that get together each month on the last Friday of each month to bring you crafty inspiration with monthly themes and challenges. I’m so honored and excited to be a part of this talented group! Now onto this month’s focus!

This month we are challenging ourselves to create a project for any family member. We could make a birthday card for daughter, a cousin, or brother. It could be a card for Mother's Day, Father's Day or graduation, etc. I decided to make a card for a friend's (my chosen family) daughter who is graduating from high school. I wanted to use a set that would inspire her to chase her dreams so I chose the aptly named Follow Your Dreams Bundle. This bundle is so dreamy, with encouraging sentiments, lovely dream catcher images, and feather dies that coordinate perfectly with the set. It's definitely a must-have, so if you like this set, I recommend snatching it up because it will be retiring soon.

Follow your Dreams Clear-Mount Bundle

For my card today, I wanted to create some dreamy watercolor feathers. I think these are one of my favorite elements from this set. I took some Watercolor Paper scraps and started on one end with my Wink of Stella Pen (for some added shimmer), spreading some Melon Mambo Ink and then the other end with Pacific Point Ink. Where they met in the middle, they made a lovely purple hue. I love to watercolor the paper first and then die cut my images out because then I get to choose to cut my favorite areas of color. I just love how they all turned out so different. This is probably why I love watercolor so much. 

I have really been enjoying adding metallic embossed sentiments to my projects lately. I feel that this adds just a touch of elegance. I used Silver Embossing Powder to emboss  the "Follow Your" part of my sentiment and then die cut the "dream" from Silver Foil Paper. To finish it off, I added some Silver Metallic Thread and a few Rhinestones

Hopefully you can see in the image below how I've created some shimmer splatter. I achieve this effect by taking some Frost White Shimmer Paint and putting it in my Aqua Painter with some water and then tapping the brush against my finger to get the splatter on my card. It's subtle but so gorgeous in person. 

I have made one other bonus card because I was just having so much fun with this set and wanted to use it before it retires.

I used the shimmer paint left over in my Aqua Painter to create a shimmery watercolor wash background. I just love the extra sparkle!

I hope You have enjoyed my card for today and don't forget to keep hopping for more inspiration. Up next on the hop is the incredibly talented Charlet Mallett
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  1. These are so beautiful Lauren. I love the watercolouring touches and those elegant metallics mixed in

  2. MMMM! Both of these cards are a dream. I really love the feather treatment. I must CASE. Thanks for inspiring Lauren.

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