It didn’t hit me until just now, but I guess this could be considered a form of “brushless” watercolor, because I didn’t actually use a paintbrush at all on this! *chortle*
There are no mind-blowing techniques involved–just some gold embossing with a bit of spritzing/splashing. But, it was so relaxing and soothing… just to play… I didn’t know if I was even going to end up with an actual card when I started, LOL!
The video is high speed, set to music; I just left it on while I played with my Stains… :)
One of my favoritest–truly–stampy things to do is take a set and develop a bunch of different ideas with it. These have all been rolling around in my head for ‘Tis The Season and it was really fun to make ‘em real! And, I tried to film ‘em in the process. Well, you know what they say about the road to Hades being paved with good intentions… I won’t tell you about my week, but suffice it to say that there were numerous interruptions to the mojo that ultimately led to me not realizing I hadn’t turned the camera back ON, after each interruption. Yeaaaaaahhhhh. In the grand scheme of life, this is nothing, really, but it does make a girl cranky… #cursewords Keepin’ it real, folks… Just keepin’ it real…
(Not in the video). This is a speedy quick 4 bar size card (3.5 x 5″); stamp the two sentiments inside a kraft note card, wrap it with twine and Bob’s yer uncle!
Perfect for those who are more the “no fuss, no muss” type. ‘Nuff said.
I love that little car…. The camera was off on this one…. *sigh* Stamp with bleed-proof ink, watercolor it, die cut it, white emboss a greeting, and slap it onto a woodgrain card with a messy thread nest and sequins. Swipe some Stickles on there, and call it a day.
Again, camera was off. But, I love. LOVE!!!
The tangle lights were clear embossed over black pigment ink, colored quickly and die cut. Masked off a section on the top panel and sponged ink, allowing it to fade as I moved towards the top. I seem to do a better blending job on Bristol than Neenah Solar White. Hard to tell in the pic, but I brushed a little Wink of Stella over the tops of the bulbs for some subtle sparkle. Did I say I love this card?
Camera was on for this one. *insert rolling eyeballs* I love making my own tags with the WRMK Angle Corner Chomper; no limits to size, and the thing can punch through multiple layers of card stock at the same time! *fist pump* Wish I were skinny enough to fit into that sweater… *sigh*
I’m a little late to the party, but when she first contacted me, I was (am) so honored to have been invited to participate! They say better late than never, right?! So, here I am with my small, but hopefully helpful bit!
The video is not intended to be a tutorial, but more of a sharing some info about the project, and some ideas for getting involved, and some card ideas I made.
Yes, we are makers of cards–it’s what we do. But, I think Jennifer is right on the mark: The joy of creating something is equaled, or even surpassed by the sharing of that creation. You can support The Kind Campaign by making a donation, and/or purchasing the stamps created for the movement by Hero Arts–they are donating 25% of the proceeds of the sale of the stamps to The Kind Campaign! Pretty doggone awesome, right?!
Spreading kindness through our art & craft is just one avenue–there are many other ways. In essence it’s more an attitude, than anything else. Kindly spoken words, even to a complete stranger, never fade and take only a scant few seconds of time…