I had another nice productive day yesterday! I straightened up a bit around the house in the morning and then sat down to make my card for today. My dad came over and helped me install the new panels that I got for the closet. They look so much better than what was there before! I headed over to Heather’s around 4:30 and we went to the supermarket to pick up some stuff for last nights little get together. Everyone arrived around 7:30 and the festivities go underway immediately! There is a beam that runs through Heather’s apartment and I decided that it would be fun to hang from it. You really are never too old to act like a fool!
Didn’t know that I was Spider-Man did you?! LOL! We had a very good time and it was so nice get so many of us together! Here we all are, love the timer feature on the iPhone!
From left to right there is Kim, Brian, Heather, Me, Stephanie, Neal, Adam and Erin. Quite the happy bunch aren’t we?! It really was a good time and I can’t wait for us to do it again!
I did have some fun making my card yesterday. I watercolored the background and made quite a mess doing it! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock. My background is a piece of Watercolor Paper, I taped it to a glass mat so it would stay flat. Some Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon Re-Inkers are mixed with water and added to the paper that was brushed over with plain water first. I also flicked the brush over the paper for some added interest. My “confetti” is a mix of Perfect Pearls and water that I painted on randomly. The Heat Tool speeds up the drying and also helps flatten out the paper. I trimmed the piece to fit across the entire card front and used Fast Fuse to adhere it. The balloons are stamped in Versa-Mark on Vellum Card Stock with the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set* and heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The matching Ballon Framelits* are used to cut them out. I tied some White Baker’s Twine around them and adhered them with my 2-Way Glue Pen. I really love the background and the vellum balloons are great because the let you see more of it. I really hope that you enjoyed my card for today and that you are inspired to try some watercoloring! Thank you so much for coming by to see the crazy antics from last night too! I wish you all a really great Sunday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Celebrate Today Photopolymer*
Re-Inkers: Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Card Stock: Whisper White
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum
Specialty Paper: Watercolor
Embellishments: White Baker’s Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 2-Way Glue and Fast Fuse
NON-Stampin’ Up!: Perfect Pearls
*2015 Occasions Catalog (January 6, 2015)
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