This is a GREAT day for a pajama day! We've gone from 22 degrees on Wednesday to a high of FOUR today. FOUR!!!! WTH??? We are in no rush to pick up the girls - a slow, easy morning before the birthday boy gets to open his presents. (Of course we can't do that without the kids!)
Guess I should go make him a card, huh? *lol* … yep … never truly ahead of the game around here :)
Right! Today I wanted to share a FABULOUS card that we made for Technique Class last month using the Aqua Painter. I can't find the card that inspired me but I'm SURE it was Deana Boos over at Pink Paper Bakery (www.pinkpaperbakery.com). If it wasn't I apologize … I was definitely inspired by a card that used a similar layout and these colours. Here is mine:
For this card I used a small piece of water-colour paper. It's great quality paper but also a little pricy … I think it's $595 CAN for (5) sheets that are 6"x4" … so you generally just want to use a small piece of it unless our are making a really special card for someone. There really is nothing to this watercoloring gig! I used three colours of ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Marina Mist. I squeezed the closed ink pads to transfer some ink to the inside lid. Once I opened the ink I just picked up the colour with my Aqua Painter a scribbled the colour onto the paper. It's that easy! If you pick up too much ink just squeeze your Aqua painter and i will dilute it. It really is fool proof. Once the paper is dry (… and I'm talkin' 100% dry!) I stamped the birds in Early Espresso. A few of my stampers didn't wait for it to dry enough so their bird images bled. as the ink is water based … you can use your heat tool to dry the paper before stamping on it. A little piece of the Naturals 5/8" Chevron ribbon, the sentiment (in Early Espresso) and a few pearls finished it off. SO quick, SO easy and SO nice, don't you think??
That's it for today … I'm off for another cup of coffee and a snuggle with the Birthday Boy. Pop in again soon. Until then, have a stampy Saturday!