Hi everyone! Lisa here for day TWO of Winnie & Walter's Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen. I'm super excited to be able to participate in this fun event! Today I'm challenging YOU to be a little "sentiment"al. ;) Put the focus on the sentiment with this Sentimental Challenge.
I made two cards for today's event. I just couldn't help myself. I haven't been feeling very good lately so I was hoping this challenge would help spark my own creativity. My focus, of course, being on the sentiments. The cards are different from their creation level, but both really simple to replicate so I hope you'll consider that and make your own!
Take a look at my first card:
This card came together VERY fast!! I used Winnie & Walter's awesome The Big The Bold & You stamp set and heat embossed the "You rock" with gold embossing powder onto cardstock weight vellum. By wrapping the vellum around the center of the card like this, even though there are other elements, your eyes are still drawn to the beautiful sentiment.
The "diamond" rock is from the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, You Rock by Julie Ebersole. The diamond was first cut from gold glitter paper, then from 3D Foam Creative sheets. The two were adhered together and onto the card. I filled the recesses of the diamond with Glossy Accents and sprinkled teeny random sprinkles before dry.
Add a strip of glitter tape and a few sequins and this card is DONE!
For my second card, I just HAD to use watercolors. I think it may run through my veins. I'll ask my docs since I've had so much blood work done lately. Yikes! ;)
I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a rainbow effect on my watercolor paper. Then I used the Copper-y color to create a kind of stripe or ridge on the diagonal for interest. I am totally okay with my colors getting blendy and drippy. I just think that adds to the effect and makes it look far more interesting.
Once it's completely dry, I stamped all my little floral images in Versamark ink from the Winnie & Walter Clear Stamps, In Bloom - Eva's Favorite Flowers. The images were then heat set and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.
To draw your eyes to the sentiment of this card I knew I needed to make it extra special! I used the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Many Thanks by Julie Ebersole and first die cut it from 3D Foam Creative Sheets (black) and adhered into place. I then die cut the sentiment again from iCraft Deco Foil Peel n Stick Toner Sheets. Once it was die cut this second time I was able to run it through my foiling machine with the Wow! Fab Foil in Purple. Since it has adhesive on the backside I then adhered the foiled piece to the foam piece.
I added a few additional sequins and a tiny strip of patterned paper along one edge, for interest.
Fun, right?!! I hope these two cards got your sentimental hearts beating for this challenge!!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3 and more challenge inspiration during Share The Love Week with Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen!
We will be drawing a name from each day of participating challenges to win a $25.00 store credit! Good luck!
Link up your project today here below or on the Winnie & Walter blog!