This month (March) I am joining the marvelous design team over at The Alley Way Stamps as a guest designer. I am so excited and proud, I still can't believe it. Thanks Alison and Chrissie for the opportunity!
I simply love TAWS stamps, the images are so versatile and playful and the fonts are just great! And they are really good quality.
So, here is my first card as a guest designer.
For this card I used the set Petal Pushers and picked the large rose image. I stamped it several times all over the water color panel. Then I water colored all the roses in grey, except the focal one, which I colored pink. I tried to create depth with a little shading.
While the roses dried I picked a grey card base and created a pink mat for the main panel. As I didn't have matching pink cardstock I sponged pink distress in on the edges of a white piece of cardstock. The sentiment is from Monster Mash. It actually says "My imaginary friend said you're special", which I think is so cool. But this time I just masked off the first part and only stamped and embossed "you're special".
When all was dry I cut a small slit along the edge of the pink rose and tucked in the banner before assembling the card.
For the second card I also used Petal Pushers and picked the small bloom which reminded me of flying dandelion seeds. I stamped and embossed several of them on water color paper, to make it look like they were flying off. Thinking about flying seeds and the magic of nature, I figured out which sentiment I wanted and pieced it from the set Christmas Magic.
From the magic of nature, I drifted to magic wands and flying rainbow sparks, so I decided magic means rainbow (which is again magic of nature).
I wet the paper with clear water, creating an irregular shape with uneven edges. Then I just dropped in the colors in rainbow order and let the water do the main work, helping it along here and there with my brush.
After I was happy with the colors and the panel had dried, I wiped off the color from the embossing to make it shine and mounted the panel with foam tape onto another grey card base. As finishing touched I added a few small rhinestones, because magic needs to be sparkly, doesn't it?
I do hope you like what I created, because I definitely love creating with these wonderful stamps.
Have a great time
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