Wednesday, April 2, 2014

FTL286 Grandma Series #4 Card

Hi friends. Can you believe we are up to 286 sketches now?! That's exciting and I think we all should leave Natasha a big congrats and thanks on Friday when she puts up a new sketch for us. A lot of work goes into these sketches. By my math, that's about 5-1/2 years of sketches.

As you all know, I'm going to be a first-time grandma to a baby boy in May. I can't believe I'm still going to have a grandson! I've been doing this Grandma Series over on my blog and here is one of the cards. I do need to get cranking on his first Easter Basket! I have the basket picked out and it should be up on my blog later this week.

For today's card, I saw a card very similar to mine somewhere and I'm usually very good about writing stuff like this down so credit can be given for the inspiration. I started with a Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream card stock base and then did a technique I have not done in a long time and that is debossing with my Nestabilities. In the center circle, I debossed where my paper pierced elephants are using the Precious Patterned Paper by Authentique. I used some cool Studio Calico Color Theory sequins that were threaded through Stampin' Up! Pool Party Twine to mimic the little animals hanging down from a baby mobile but mine are sentiments instead. I cut my sentiment from Spellbinders Nestability Circles and dry embossed those as well. I stamped the word "LOVE" under my elephants using Mint Mint, again from the Studio Calico Color Theory product line. When you stamp, at first the color is all splotchy but when it dries fully, it looks wonderful and complete. I used A Little Lovin' from Paper Smooches Stamps.

As I was cleaning up, I two rogue star sequins just fell on the card and so I went with it defying the rule of 3. I adhered the star sequins to the card using Studio Calico Color Theory Enamel Dots and then used another enamel dot to compliment the start. It's strange that there are no real color names to the embellishments but they are close enough to the inks to figure it out.

I hope that you enjoy this card. God bless you and I will see you the next time around.

Wait a second! Wrong card! Oh. My. Gosh! Well, I hope that you enjoyed the card and now the RIGHT CARD is below. Sometimes….

I water colored this card and definitely need to practice. It's been such a long time since I water colored! All supplies are from Stampin' Up! with the exception of the My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics, the Teresa Collins Enamel Dots and the sentiments come from WPlus9 Easter Blessings. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Deborah Frings said...

Love the sweet little elephants! Must be so exciting waiting for the new arrival!

And I love, love the Easter card - so beautiful!