Strike While the Iron is Hot!
This time, I embossed the card after the gesso had dried, to add even more yummy texture. And, I dipped bubble wrap into acrylic paint to create the fun blue dots. More painting, pouncing and spritzing. A little hand doodling, ink spattering and general playfulness were employed. And a handmade flower, watercolored and spattered with ink just kind of set the whole thing off. The corners were rounded and the front was done. The hardest part of making this sort of card is waiting for the gesso to dry. Stamp with Tim Holtz Lost and Found stamp on an embossed Spellbinders Die-D-Lites medallion and your’re home free! A few more pics: (remember, you can click on the photo for a larger image)
Those of you who know me well are aware of my love for the original Winnie the Pooh, and this is one of my favorite quotes. This is hand-lettered. I was going for whimsy here. Here are a couple of shots with the decorated envelope:
I also made another fun discovery while playing with this technique. I’ll share that with you at a later date…it’s drying right now. I’m also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to read my little blog. I love sharing my happy accidents with you, and would love to hear about some of your accidental discoveries as well. Please leave a comment… it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers when you do! Until next time,
Product used in this post: Paper Wishes laser cut cards; Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Lost and Found Stamp; Claudine Hellmuth Gesso; Acrylic Paint; Spellbinder’s Die-D’Lites Medallions; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Layered Rose