Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Uplifting Thoughts

I wanted to make some cards for friends and family who need a little cheering up. Sometimes people feel down for no particular reason and life seems a hard. I chose to use this set from Simon Says Stamp! Uplifting Thoughts. I used my Misti  and scattered the sayings over some water color paper. Using the Misti allowed me to get a good impression by stamping 2 or 3 times. I used Versifine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder so that he watercolor wouldn't make a mess. I did make 3 cards this one with my Peerless water colors, another with Mijello Mission that I used soft pastel colors and the other with Gansi Tambi Starry Colors (this one didn't photograph well so I won't post it but it's gorgeous in real life.  I wanted this one to be bold so I started with yellow so I could get the sun and the flower and that led to the diagonal design. I just chose other colors that blended well with the yellow. I matted it with black and chose a bright yellow card base. To add texture I pulled out my embossing folders (which I haven't used in way to long) and sine I wanted the sentiments to be front and center I kept it subtle.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.