Monday, March 16, 2015

Upside down...Oh well, make do.

Okay, I have struggled with the colors on this picture for long enough.  IRL this is a soft, pastel card and every picture I load onto my blog comes out much more intense in color than it really is.   Oh well, I shouldn't be surprised.  What I first had in mind for this card was to have the word Easter embossed in white on the colored stripe to the right of the word happy,  but since I die cut it UPSIDE DOWN (the h and the y are very similar!) that wasn't an option anymore so this is a make do card.  

I'm putting this in for the Curtain Call Challenge - Jelly Bean.   I splattered some Heidi Swapp Teal color shine spray on the background (like the speckled look on the eggs). The colorful strip is made using Watercolor VersaMark Reveal technique.  I stamped the Papertrey Ink Background stamp in VersaMark, dried it then painted distress inks over top.  The VersaMark absorbs the ink color more intensely, revealing the image.  The colors really do match the inspiration photo way better in IRL!  I die cut the happy, layered it up and put Glossy Accents on the top layer (like the shine on the mug).  I used a Lawn Fawn alphabet (Maliblue ink) to stamp the word Easter, then rounded the corners.


Thanks so much for Looking!


  1. Very pretty with the water coloring! Great happy sentiment, too!

  2. I think the colors are great! so pretty and love the card design. thanks for playing along with us at Curtain call.