Sunday, February 7, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day
Today's card was created for my daughter to give to my granddaughter Journey for Valentine's Day. The child absolutely loves purple and is addicted to My Little Pony. I saw the adorable Magical Friends stamp set by The Greeting Farm Stamp company featured on the Marker Pop blog two weeks ago and knew I had to get it! I started with some Canson cold pressed watercolor paper and an inexpensive watercolor palette I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby this weekend. I laid down some water onto the paper and got it nice and wet and then slowly started to lay in my colors in a rainbow fashion until I got the color and saturation that I desired. I heat dried it with my heat gun and then misted the paper with Tsukineko frost shimmer spritz to give a gorgeous allover shimmer. I cut the whole panel using a rectangle stitched die from Gina Marie Designs and mounted it onto some dark purple textured cardstock from The Paper Studio and adhered it onto my white card base. I die cut a small pierced edge circle with dies from My Favorite Things from the same purple cardstock and then punched some little hearts using my Stampin' UP owl builder punch and adhered those onto my card. I stamped the adorable little unicorn from The Greeting Farm stamp set and colored her in using Copics in cool grays, purples, and a little pink for the cheeks. I fussy cut the image out and popped it up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and adhered it to the card. For the final touch I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the mane and tail. This card turned out so adorably and I'm so glad I snagged this stamp set. I see getting a lot of use out of it!