here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Friday, April 19, 2013

I made a...card?

well...

sort of...

here's the deal...

I got an email that said...

" I bought your stencils with the hope of making some simple cards. I'm just a beginner & trying to find my way. Now what? Where to start?"...

I can't remember the last time I made a card...
so this was a fun challenge for me...

***warning***
no brown distress ink was used for this project...
I know...
it's SHOCKING...
even to me!

I thought it was wise to warn you...

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches...

using the blending tool...

with the stencil still in place, 
inked it with tumbled glass & lightly pressed 
the UN-MOUNTED stamp over the stencil...

next, I removed the stencil & 
used jet black archival to stamp this flower...

here's what it looks like so far...


to color in the flower, I used these distress markers...

I used the detailer water brush to move the color...
this works great on water color paper...

now it looks like this...


I decided to add a border with my stripes border stencil...
I used scattered straw & the blending tool...


remove the stencil & this is the result...


next I stamped my saying with jet black archival...

I traced around the heart with the bundled sage marker & spread the ink with the detailer water brush...
then used a waterproof pen to loosely doodle around the heart...



 to add more detail...

I put a small amount of peeled paint stain on my craft sheet...
picked it up the stain with the water brush, then tapped the brush against my finger to add these cute tiny inky dots...

it unifies the piece...

I also added some doodle lines around the perimeter,



I almost quit there...
and you sure could...

but I decided to add some tumbled glass around the edges, 
to create a frame effect...

I  accented the flower with a 
& added my favorite little crow too...



this took a total of less then 15 minutes, 
so this is a very simple design that 
you can quickly & easily create...
but it still get a great result...

I was going to mount this on a card base...
but I just might put it in a frame instead...

here's a fun idea for a Mother's Day gift...
or just a gift for a friend...

you could make several cards...

change up the color & the sentiments...

and tie them together with a pretty ribbon for  presentation...

now about that winner...

CONGRATS to...


Blogger Dawn Edwards said...

Fabulous journal page. I love the idea of using distress paints on clear objects! Thanks for the inspiration and Pick me I love me some art parts!
April 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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please send me your shipping info & we'll get a package out to you...

wbv1213@me.com


I hope you enjoyed this little card tutorial...
and another way to use distress...

I had fun...

be watching my FACEBOOK PAGE...
I *think * I'll go make another one
with a different color combo & another saying...

and I'm betting this next one will have some brown!

I'll post it there later today...

ready set...

GO...

make art!
wendy






26 comments:

Carol Gibson said...

Love the card. I have (6) 4 X 6 watercolor panels stamped with large
flowers and colored in with distress
markers. They have been sitting around because I couldn't decide
what to put in the open centers of the flowers. Now I know what to use.
Blossom Berry Centers dabbed with
a little gold distress ink. Thank you.

Dorothy said...

Great card!!! I love making cards!

Helen said...

It is beautiful!! It would look equally good mounted as a greeting card or placed in a frame. Will be sure to check out FB later!

Sharon Y said...

Lovely card. The doodling adds so much. Thanks.

Mallrat said...

Love the card !! I can't tell you the last time I made a project without brown ink :) I"m going to have to try one without too. Have a great weekend Wendy

Patzee said...

Love how easily you made this card. A few elements, a good eye for design, and 15 minutes later you've got something frame-worthy. Thanks for the inspiration to pick a few and just get started.

SusanK said...

Love this card and great step-by-step directions! I'll take paper sunshine since I can't get the real thing!

Redanne said...

Oh what a beautiful card Wendy, I think you should make a set now, but I would probably want to frame it too.....thanks for sharing the how-to. Please can you post if you do another one for those of us who, sadly, do not have Facebook.....

Wilma said...

Wow, love it, I have to do some shopping;-)

sue said...

Thanks,that gives me some idea of how to incorparate art journeling with card making.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I absolutely love the design!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous card!

michelle said...

Such a cute card thanks for inspiration!

Vic said...

Great card/frameable! Congrats to Dawn.

Tracy said...

Beautiful...looove it!! Xxx

Kim said...

Stunning card, Wendy! Now I want to take out my stencils and make a whole bunch of cards!

TextileQueen said...

Love it! ;)

Theresa said...

I love this card Wendy!! It is gorgeous!!!!!!

Lynn Hardy said...

This is such a beautiful card Wendy! Thank you for the clear instructions - very helpful. I don't do facebook, so would love you to show your other card here too please?

Marijane said...

I love it when you make cards! I recently cleaned out my stash of "stuff" and found several cards that I had made (copied) from your first two books... wow! I'd forgotten how cute they were and relatively easy to make. Card making is more to my liking than most other projects since they are quick to finish and so much nicer than store bought. Your card today is a beauty... thanks!

Wanda H said...

Really beautiful card!!! or framed piece!!! Congrats to Dawn!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning card, I really love the simplicity and elegancy feel to it. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Mooffie said...

Morning from SUNNY (what is that big yellow thing in the sky??) Bristol! So lovely, clean and simple. I must practice doodling - I love your lines around the edge. Mine end up looking messy. :-( TAke care, Ruth

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Lovely, Wendy. So simple and yet so many techniques along the way. Thanks, chicka!

Lori said...

This is awesome! I think I'll totally case this for my next card! LOL!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I don't think I've ever seen you make a card! Hmmmm You should make more tho ... this one's beautiful! I usually would do the heart and the flower ... I never think of doing the doodling. Really makes the card!