Tuesday, 11 March 2014

C&S 3, Day 1: More layered die cuts

Hi there,

I haven't even tried any of the other techniques yet, I am wildly in love with the layered inlays.This time I didn't really layer them, because I wanted to use my positive watercolored flowers from the previous card. So here they are:






The die cuts on the card are the ones I wanted to use, the ones on  the envelop are the those I cut from the white panel. I watercolored them with distress inks. They are less vibrant than the original flowers, but I am very content with them anyway. It wasn't watercolor paper, so I had to be careful with them, especially as they are so intricate.

For the splodges on the kraft cardstock I dotted on some IZINK in Jasmine (white). I first tried the watered down version from my mister bottle, but that turned to transparent when it dried. The pure stuff did it. And as I don't have any liquid ink in brown or black that I could have used, I used a stamp with 3 little dots for the darker ones.

I have still some ideas for layered cards, I hope I will eventually try out the two other techniques as well. And tomorrow there'll be more already. Maybe I can catch a cold somewhere, so I needn't go to work?


Love
Ela

Challenge:
Virginia's View Challenge # 1: Watercolor 

5 comments:

  1. The vibrancy of the watercolors really come through in your design, Ela! Love this happy and cheery design! Thanks so much for linking up to Virginia's View Challenge!

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  2. Your card is very lovely. I adore the vibrant colors of your flowers.

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  3. Very pretty. I like the diecut inlay technique as well. Do you think those diecuts on the envelope will go through the mail OK, or will you hand-deliver this card?

    What is IZINK?

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    1. That's one of the cards that I'll probably hand deliver, for 2 reasons: First the delicate die cuts on the envelop and secondly because I really like this card and I want to see if the receipient likes it too... ;)

      But maybe I should try mailing a similar card to my self, to see if the die cuts make it through the mail... I think I'll do that some time.

      IZINKs are French product I found a while ago, I wrote a little about them in this post: http://elaestla.blogspot.de/2014/03/gelli-printed-happy-birthday-and-a.html

      I had not heard of them before, which is just natural as none of the US crafter will write about them, being a european product and probably not available or expensive in the USA. But that's one of the reasons I wanted to try them out... Finally something I don't have to import from overseas. ;)

      Love
      Ela

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