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Hello, everyone! It's Sunday, so that means there's a new challenge starting today over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog! This week we would like you to Add Buttons to your creation. I made a set of three thank-you cards using a beautiful silhouette image from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet called Cat Mail. I love this image! It looks so tranquil - and there's a kitty!
I wanted to keep these on the masculine side so that's why I chose these colours, although I think these would be fine for a male or female. I need a thank-you card for my former neighbour, who keeps an eye on my old house, so one of these will be for him. Which one is your favourite?
Watercolour backgrounds are so trendy right now and I wanted to see how they would work with digis. This was tricky because I have an inkjet printer, and as soon as the ink gets wet, it bleeds - badly. So I decided to create the backgrounds first and then print the images afterwards. To start, I printed the images on printer paper to get an idea of their location on the page. I prepared the backgrounds using Distress Ink reinkers (Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass) on watercolour paper. I waited for them to dry completely and then printed the images again, keeping my fingers crossed that the images would line up with the backgrounds I had made. I think it was a success!
Dies used on these cards: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches and Poppystamps Stitched Buttons. I applied Glossy Accents to all of the buttons.
Here is a close-up of each card individually:
For Card #1, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Thanks. The watercolour panel is mounted on patterned paper from MME Reunion 6x6 paper pad.
For Card #2, the sentiment is from Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental.
I would like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place AG UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 3/3; Crafty Friends Use a Sentiment 2/3; Crafty Gals Creations AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE (WINNER CHOSEN BY DT); Crop Stop Linky #7 Distress Inks available here 5/5; Deep Ocean For the Boys UE; Di's Digi Designs Add a Sentiment 2/3; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Thank You 1/3; Get Creative No Printed Papers 2/3; Ike's World Challenges Pets/Animals 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Four-Legged Friends UE; One Sweet Challenge New Technique or New Medium (Watercolour Background with Digis) 1/3; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick: Buttons 3/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Black snippet used for die-cut buttons 1/3; Poppystamps The Heat is On (hot summer day) UE; Scribbles Designs Boys will be Boys (made for my former neighbour) 2/3; Simon Says Stamp AG 4/5; Stitchy Bear Stamps Facebook Group August AG UE (TOP 3); The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Frame Image 1E; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Create Your Own Background UE (TOP 3); Wags n Whiskers Frame it Out 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!