Saturday, February 7, 2009

February Class - Birthday Focus

The techniques for this month were Paper Tole and Watercolor Wash and the focus was birthdays. I had another simple card because Emma got me all excited about a punched no layer card.
This is SUCH fun. I used the wide oval punch to create the
window. Isn't this just adorable!? The flower is from the set Bella's Bloom and is inked with Always Artichoke and Not Quite Navy markers. Then the image is just stamped through the window. The celebrate your day is from the set Celebrate Everything. I used the Stamp a ma jig to stamp celebrate. The horizontal slot punch was used to punch a hole in the folded edge to slip the artichoke ribbon through. Cardstock for this is Confetti Cream.









I have wanted to demonstrate Paper Tole for awhile now and decided to use the bird from Friends 24-7 to do it. The Sage Shadow ribbon has been nagging at me and it is perfect with our new gorgeous To The Nines Specialty DSP. It is a heavier DSP and textured. The Eyelet Punch was a must to use.
Sets: Friends 24-7, All Holidays, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
CS: Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White, To The Nines Specialty DSP
Pads: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Horizontal Slot Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Linen Thread, Sage Shadow Grosgrain, Kraft Taffeta.

I was excited to incorporate the Top Note Die into this technique, Watercolor Wash. The Top Note is on the tin and is cut from Shimmery White. The tech card is using Watercolor Paper. Images are all stamped with Black StazOn. The flowers are felt and are called Flower Fusion. They are held on by a clear rhinestone brad.

To Watercolor Wash. You take your Watercolor Crayons (I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red) and scribble across your cardstock or paper. Using a brush or Aquapainter brush over the colors and blend them to the desired look. Dry completely and then stamp your image.

Everything here is © Stampin' Up!





4 comments:

Kim said...

Great job! I love the way you used the Top Note Die!

Britta said...

I havenever done the watercolor wash technique and love the soft look you acheived-wonderful!!!

BethH said...

Beautiful cards, Debra! Love them all but really like the simpleness of the first one on top....just elegant!

Crystal said...

This is beautiful Debra!