Sunday, August 30, 2015

Glitter n Sparkle DT (Add Buttons)

For my Cupcake Inspirations Surprise Sweetie post, click here.

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:

Card #1
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.

Card #2
For Card #2, the sentiment is from Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental.

Card #3
For Card #3, the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental, and I added some black twine.

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!







51 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

love your cards
so very nice cards!
hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

All the three cards are so beautiful, Kitty!! Love all them! But you said to choose a favourite and I say the n#1, for the colours. You have explained so well this technique to stamp a digital stamp on already hand-colored paper. Thanks so much! Sometimes it's no possible fussi cut a digital image and this is a great trick!!
Then I thought that the buttons were real buttons... but ...Oooohhh!! They are diecuts! :D :D
They are very similar with the glossy accents you gave them!
Lovely work, my friend!
Have a sweet day!

Jane Willis said...

These are absolutely gorgeous - and what a great tip, creating the backgrounds before printing
Jane

Dr Sonia S V said...

So pretty each one looks
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Barb said...

Hi Kitty, these three cards are lovely. I love watercolour backgrounds and these are gorgeous colours. I think if I really hard to choose my favourite I'd say card number 1 but it's hard to choose. Love them all. I also thought the buttons were real and the stitching round the edge too. The glossy accents really works well. Barbxx

Kuni said...

Adorable cards Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

Petra Raams said...

lovely!!! nr. 1 is my favorite, thanks for joining augustchallenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Lisa said...

These are all so gorgeous, Kitty!! The watercolor backgrounds look amazing!! The image you used is fabulous!! I love, love these my friend!! Absolutely beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Kitty, such a beautiful silhouette image.
Pauline
x

Margaret said...

These are all just fabulous! I love the watercolor backgrounds and you picked a great image to print over them. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Hugs, Maggie, DT

Di said...

Wow, lovely cards Kitty! And how clever to create the backgrounds and then overprint. I love all three, not really a gnat's whisker between them - but if pressed (and I can't really say why) #1 just has the edge!

Hugs

Di xx

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing your technique, Kitty! Love the way you printed out the worksheet first in order to use a watercolor background with a digi! These are the prettiest backgrounds, and I want to give it a try!

weim house said...

I love them all! Well done! You are so awesome! :) Glad you are back inspiring us! :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kitty,
I prefer #2 because the paler background enhances the silhouette. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Beccy said...

Wow, all your hard work definitely paid off Kitty, the cards are fabulous! I love the way you have done the watercolour backgrounds and then printed the images over the top. I also like the addition of the buttons. Great job!
Cheers,
Beccy
P.S. My favourite is #3

Terry Quinn said...

Really stunning! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digital Stamp Challenge!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards.

NGCARDS said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

ike said...

WoWza !! These are just gorgeous Kitty. I really love the backgrounds... I might have to give that a go myself :-) The kitty silhouette is fabulous. I like all three cards but am drawn to the colours of #3 :-D
Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES with these beauties :-)

Hugz
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As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Three fabulous cards Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

Kath said...

All three cards are fabulous - if pressed I think number one of my favourite but they're all great.
Kath x

Dorothy S said...

Great cards - I agree with several others - hard to pick! Maybe #3 because of the cord tie. Thanks so much for the tip - it is one I will want to try.

Karen D. said...

beautiful set of cards...love the watercolour bkgs.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful cards, and agree on the puss making tit. Love all backgroundsbut think the. Like is most masculine to honest think the turquoise are not very masculine, but really like them.
Thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz,x

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KraftyKoolKat said...

Three gorgeous creations Kitty and yes there is a pussy cat.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Pia S said...

Great way to use this beautiful silhouette image and inked backgrounds. You found a solution that works, another trick I've used is to add clear embossing powder and heat set, that keeps the ink in place. Oh, it's so hard to pick a favorite, because they look so great together as a set, but I would go for card number 3. I very seldom use lots of green, I think it's a tricky color to work with and photograph, so I quite like this one....

vinita jain said...

Wow Kitty! Your trick work and love the final result! All are so pretty and cute, hard to pick anyone is very difficult! Ok, i will go with no.1, love the glossy accent touch on the buttons, so realistic!!!

jimlynn said...

It was more than just a success! GORGEOUS!
Lynn

marion said...

so gorgeous, love this cute stamp. You made some lovely cards with them, lots of hugs, Marion

pam said...

Beautiful card designs Kitty, love your stamping and colours.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Jeanne J said...

These are really stunning and a new technique I haven't tried! The printing worked beautifully and the shiny buttons are the perfect accent!

Donna said...

These are charming, I could not possibly pick a favorite!

ahlers5 said...

Very lovely set of cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Carol L said...

You did a wonderful job lining up the images for printing on those fabulous backgrounds! I especially like the stitching around each one! You've created a great set of cards!

Taunya Butler said...

I really like the way this trio of cards turned out - cool shadow effect and the watercoloring is so lovely!! Just so top notch!!

Blankina said...

Wow what a great set of watercoloured / silhouette cards, glad you could join in our "use a sentiment" challenge at Crafty Friends, hope to see you soon, hugs Blankina

SARN said...

These are wonderful K. xxx

ike said...

Here's me with another official hat on :-D
Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,

IKE x

DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

Lori m said...

Beautiful Cards, love the image and background.
Hugs, Lori m

Sall said...

I love the elegance of Silhoutte. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Barb said...

Congratulation on your win with these beautiful cards. Well Done Kitty! Barbxx

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card set! love your watercoloring :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Wendy L said...

So sweet, lovely set of cards, thanks for playing at Crafty Friends, xxxxx

Pat said...

I Love silhouette cards, KT and yours is so pretty!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Ike's World CHallenge blog.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful frames and those wonky stitches look fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and good luck in the draw.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

UTs Hobby Time said...

All three cards are stunning and they are extremely beautiful. The colors are fabulous.

Terry Quinn said...

Adorable work!! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Stamps Challenge.

Bonnie Irvine said...

These are lovely and I am smitten with the technique. It's so effective, especially with the silhouette image on top of the soft watercolours. Very striking. Thanks for joining our Back to School challenge at One Sweet Challenge this month. I will definitely try this so I really appreciate the inspiration.

Monika Reeck said...

you are clever Kitty
to make the background first then printed it
I adore them all
the silhouette really great stamp Kitty
lovely design and agree with you can be for man or woman card..
love this set Kitty.,

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

These are just gorgeous Kitty. Love the silhouettes on each of them. Thanks so much for entering your card into our latest challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous thank you cards!

thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs.... your support for our blog is awesome! Hope to see you at our current challenge... http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/09/scribbles-designs-challenge-33-good-luck.html