SUO Challenges 118

Well, it was warm enough today to go outside without a jacket! You couldn’t stay outside for very long! LOL! But you didn’t freeze instantly! The sun was shining too and the snow has started to melt, which creates big ponds everywhere but I’ll take that over white flakes from the sky! Work was pretty good, not crazy. I watched the Apple Keynote on the new Apple Watch and yes, I must possess one immediately! It’s like a Dick Tracy communicator! You can take calls and do all sorts of things right on your wrist! Yes, it’s $400, but that’s what you would pay for a really good watch anyway. Here is the part where I’m convincing myself to spend the money! See how that works?! Anyway, the pre-order starts on April 10th and the watch is available on April 24th! I can’t wait! How many other techies out there will will be sporting a new Apple Watch? Oh, there is one that is solid 18 karat gold and goes for $17,000!! WHAT?! Makes $400 seem cheap! LOL!

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Now on to the card for today. It’s for the SUO Challenges Easter Fun challenge. I have to tell you that I don’t really ever sit there and look at a card that I make and think, oh I really love this one, but this one I really do love! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the card front is a piece of Blushing Bride. I stamped the image from the Indescribable Gift Stamp Set in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The image is watercolored using Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede Ink. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered the Watercolor Paper to a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock and then adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love simplicity, the softness of the image and the variation in color. I’m really enjoying the watercoloring with the inks, one day I will use actual watercolors! You also don’t realize how detailed the image is until you spend some time coloring it in. I really do hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Easter Fun challenge. I had a lot of fun making the card! Be sure and stop by the blog to see what the other design team members have come up with. Thank you so much for coming by to see me! Have a terrific Tuesday! πŸ™‚

SUO Challenges 118-JK-WM

SUO Challenges 118 Close-WM

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Stamp Set: Indescribable Gift Clear Mount

Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz and Soft Suede

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White and Blushing Bride

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Tools: Heat Tool, Paint Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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54 Replies to “SUO Challenges 118”

  1. I do have to say, my immediate reaction was “Aahhh, that is so nice, how does he do that!?” Of course I see how you do it, but the idea and the technique and the coloring all came together so nicely. Really a beautiful card.
    I’m so happy to see the sun and the concrete, even through the puddles.
    πŸ™‚

    1. Yay! Thanks so much Nancy! I do love the way the card turned out! So happy that you like it too! I too am very happy to see the sun and pavement and grass!! LOL! πŸ™‚

  2. Good Morning Justin- it is soft and beautiful. I would have to keep that one just to admire it!
    I’m with you, I love watercoloring and the finished product is always so pretty.

    1. Hello Marty!
      Thank you very much! I am keeping it! This one will go in a frame! I am having so much fun with the watercoloring! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my Justin – this cards tops the list of beautiful cards! When I first looked at it I thought “Justin embroidered all around those floral images?” Upon closer examination it still looked like you embroidered around them. What a fabulous technique and the the colors are so soft and “spring like” that they remind me of sherbet ice cream. You really outdid yourself today for sure!

    Sunny and warm (well, comparatively speaking) here today. The aren’t mentioning the “S” word until Saturday. I think I’ll go out and run some errands today. It will feel good to get out of the house. You have yourself a Terrific Tuesday. Hugs and kudos to you my friend! πŸ™‚

    1. Woo hoo! Thank you very much Grace! It does look a little like embroidery, I have never done that on anything I must admit! Yes, they remind me of sherbet too!
      Yes, it was warm and overcast here today! Listen, anything above 30 is warm these days! Did you get out to the house? I had a nice day! Huge hugs to you my friend! πŸ™‚

  4. That’s beautiful, Justin. Love the soft colors. And I have to say I’m LOL over your comments about the Apple Watch. I only met you once at convention but read your blog every day, and I know it is definitely “you”! Will be looking forward to your comments about it when you get it.

    1. Thanks very much Carol! Ha ha! Yes, you do know me! The watch is definitely me!! I can’t wait to get it! I’ll have a full review! LOL! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Justin! WOW—such a pretty, pretty card! I love it! It’s so gorgeous and doesn’t need anything extra on it. Just perfect! You make me laugh with your comments about the Apple Watch. I saw that on the news last night. I’m the least “tekkie” person I know so you’ll have to tell me all about it when you get yours! We are supposed to hit almost 60 degrees today. Bring it on! I had windows open yesterday too! Still a little snow on the ground but it will be gone in the next few days which is ok by me! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thank you! Yes, I thought it was perfect nice and clean too! I’m here for comedy relief too! LOL! I will definitely tell you all about it! It’s going to be great! We had another warm day here too! Loving it! We have lots of snow still on the ground, better there than falling from the sky! πŸ™‚

  6. You really outdid yourself today! Beeeeuuuuutifuullll card! And, I’m not a big techie but I LOVE that watch! So many styles to choose from.

  7. Wow!! One of the most beautiful examples of watercoloring I have seen! This card is just beautiful. Love your blog and your work!

  8. Justin,
    Wow!! What a beautiful card. Just maybe one day I will case it. I enjoy reading your blog everyday and love all your comments. Can’t wait till you tell us about your Apple watch. You are so talented and cannot believe the ideas you share with us. Love all the pictures you send of NY city. I live about 2 hrs from NYC and really don’ t get there much but do love the city.

    Kathy

    1. Hi Kathy!
      Thank you very much! It just took a little patience to paint it but well worth the effort! I’m so happy to have you come by! I’m looking forward to getting the watch! I really do appreciate you kind words! You guys make my day much happier! You should come into the city and we can have some coffee! πŸ™‚

  9. Hey Justin, sooooooooo pretty! What beautiful water colouring, love that close-up photo! You should treat yourself to that Apple watch – it’s $499 here! Think of the money you’ll save!! It’s cooling down over here, about 80 average lately. See? It took a while, but we will eventually meet in the middle weather-wise! Have a great day Justin πŸ˜€ xoxo

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Thank you so much! Oh, I will be treating myself to that Apple Watch! I have been waiting for it since October! LOL! See, there you go, it’s cheaper here! I hope that you don’t ever get as low temperature wise as we have! You have a great Wednesday! XOXO πŸ™‚

  10. Your card is absolutely stunning today Justin. Just breathtaking! I’m am so excited to be able to see how you did this, thank you for sharing that πŸ™‚ I would live to make this for my Mom’s birthday or even for Mother’s Day πŸ˜‰

  11. Justin, this beauty is breath-taking! WOW!~ I love the soft florals, and the colors are just perfect! Anyone would be lucky to receive this beautiful Easter greeting. πŸ™‚

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