Today I'm heading out to the nursery to pick up some more annuals for my pots. But before going, I wanted to particpate in today's Clean & Simple challenge (CAS170 - three panel technique) at SCS. I have always loved triptych cards, so this was an easy challenge for me. I'm also posting the card I made yesterday using my digital stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps - Splash! which was designed by the very talented Lisa Lara. Hope you like the cards for today!
Oh, quick note ... you may have noticed that I've added a "Search" feature to the blog. I have removed the long and cumbersome list of labels and replaced it with the much "user-friendly" search engine.
Oh, oh ... one other thing ... I LOVE this stamp set ... and I was looking at my pots of bulbs today and realized that I have one that must have been used as inspiration for one of the stamps below. Here is a picture of one of my alliums.
"Simply Soft Triptych"
Stamps: Simply Soft, A Word For You (SU!)
Paper: Watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun (retired) (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: blender pen, white gel pen, and dimensionals
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I stamped the images and then cut the panel to 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". I colored in the flowers using ink and blender pen (marker layering technique). I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panels onto the card base, popping them up with dimensionals. I wanted the images to stand on their own (they are so pretty), so I didn't add any frames or other color of cardstock.
Here's another fun and easy card using an adorable stamp from Lisa Lara. I added stickles to the "scales" and the reeds, but it's hard to see in the photo. They add a lot of glittery bling!
"Splash Says Hi"
Stamps: Splash (Clear Dollar Digi Stamp - created by Lisa Lara, Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Ink: Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point; Stampin' Write markers: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories & Tools: Grass die-cut (Cheery Lynn), Green stickles, clear stickles, Crystal Effects, sponges, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Cuttlebug), glue, adhesives, sticky strips, and dimensional
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I sponged my main panel (garden green, tempting turquoise, pacific point) and then dropped water on top and absorbed the excess with a paper towel .... I love this effect and saw it done on a few cards by Karen Dunbrook.
I die-cut the grass and added green stickles. I colored the fish and then coated his scales with clear stickles and his tail and head with Crystal effects and left it to dry for a few hours.
Then I just mounted everything together as per the photo, popping up the fish with dimensionals to add depth.