Today is my final day as your GIU sister! But, it isn't goodbye. As I will be with you on the Unity Blog each Thursday through June!
Let's get to the cards because I am super excited for you to see what I have made!
I used one of my very favorite techniques and style of cards. Can you believe I had to make all these starting at 4:45 a.m. this morning after I got my husband off to work?! :)
In bed last night I decided that what I originally had prepared for you would make a great mini challenge in Unity Show & Tell next Thursday. Soooo I had to make something all new this morning! I took me 3 hours start to finish to make all of these. They had to sit under my weighted tub for a bit as they were warped from being dried in between applying layers of ink. I had fun though and absolutely love the outcome!
Do you enjoy making card with the smooshing technique?
I used 3 different inks to create these. Zig real brush pens, Distress inks, and watercolor paint. I apply the inks with a small sandwich bag. I have found it smooshes the best! I simply apply some ink in a 1 1/2 in diameter, spritz with water and smoosh onto my paper of choice. My favorite placement is the bottom right corner. I dry them in between colors for a layered effect. If you would like a small photo tutorial please let me know in your comment and I will do one next week.
The image on this card is from Tierra Jackson's Joy and Brighter Days. I wish I had made the colors on the rainboots and flowers brighter and darker, but the beautiful background makes up for it! The ink is applied to watercolor paper. I love this just because sentiment from the March 2015 Sentiment Kit called Blossoming Thoughts and Wishes.
This card is so bright and beautiful! I absolutely love these shades of blue together! I used watercolor paper here, also. The diecut was colored with Zigs before having my Scan & Cut fussy cut it for me. I had 6 more cut to use as layering. I love the popped up look with layers instead of just foam tape. The following 3 butterflies are from Graciellie Design called Moments of Bliss .
Green is my favorite color and these 3 colors together are amazing! Especially with a little black splattered on top. This is also on watercolor paper. I love the look of the uncolored butterfly. (Also from Moments of Bliss.) I had my Scan & Cut cut out several images for each card made. Again, I love the popped up look using several die cuts.
This spot on sentiment is from Lisa Arana's Feelings Matter. I truly love it. "It's ok to not be ok. It's alright to not be alright. The one who holds the world in His hands is also holding you". <--- Paraphrased from a Beautiful song called "Maybe it's Ok" by We are Messenger (I've linked it in hope you will listen;)
The background of this card was made with Bristol Smooth paper and watercolors. I colored the butterfly with Zigs and love how the 3 different colors blended so beautiful and bright! The sentiment is from the April 2016 Sentiment Kit Mama's & Grandma's.
This concludes my week! As all those before me, we hate to see our GIU week end, but are so thankful for the opportunity.
I would love to know which card or cards where your favorite! The blue and green are mine! But I love them alllll!! It is ok to absolutely love what you create, friends! :)
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