Two Fabulous Cards By Caryn

July 13, 2020

Hello there, Caryn here today sharing two cards featuring some fabulous products from the latest Summer release.  

The first card features two new sets - Big Congrats and Poppies.  I thought it was high time I dusted off my Avery Elle Liquid Watercolours and the Poppy images in this set are perfect to show off the delicate colours and effects you can create. 

First I stamped the the poppy garland image in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I "coloured in" the image with plain water to begin with so I could drop tiny amounts of the liquid watercolour onto the design.  I love the way the two colours merge and mingle together creating an almost translucent appearance - just like a real poppy!  I used Cherry and Fizz liquid watercolours on the flowers and a combination of Lemongrass and Jungle  for the foliage.

I set the image aside to dry and then die cut the Congrats die from the Big Congrats set in white.  I was going to leave. it like that for a tone on tone effect but I decided it needed a bit "more" so added versamark to the bottom half and then heat embossed it in gold for a dipped effect.  I stamped and heat embossed the "So Happy For You" block also.

Finally I assembled my card.  I wanted the card to be a bit bigger than the standard A2 size so I created a custom size of 4' x 7'.  This gave my design a much better look and allowed me no avoid the card looking crowded.  Sometimes we forget we can create a card ANY size we like, lol!  I added the die cut floral image using foam tape and the congrats sentiment die cuts using liquid adhesive.  For a final flourish I added some enamel dots to tie in the gold on the sentiment.

My second card today is a bit more childlike and features the fabulous Unicycle stamp set.  It would be great for a little boy and I happen to have a nephew with a birthday coming up soon so this should come in handy!

I cut a panel of the blue star paper from the Spring Collection paper pad and adhered it to the A2 white card base.  I then stamped the cute rhino and unicycle along with the wee birthday cake and coloured them using Copics.  

I die cut the images, adhered them to the card and stamped the sentiment.
Whenever I see the chance to use a pom pom on a card I don't waste it so his hat just had to have one!

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Card 1

Card 2

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