Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hello My Friend

Hey friends!

Today, I am playing along with the second AEIHeartUChallenge over at the Avery Elle blog.  It is all about Embellishments this time around.  If I am not putting gems or enamel dots on my cards, the next best thing is sequins!  They are all the rage, you know.  ;0) I had so wanted to play along with their first challenge, but ran out of time!  Also, have you heard?  Virginia has a fun new challenge blog, called Virginia's View Challenge, and it's about watercoloring!   There is just never enough hours in the day to get all the crafty in, but fitting two challenges into one card is a great start!

So, for this card, I used, wait for it...Distress Inks!  Ahem, and created this fun panel.  I simply smooshed the pads onto my craft sheet, and rubbed my watercolor paper onto it, careful to keep the colors somewhat together.  I then dried it with my heat tool, and pounced it onto the colors again.  Such a cool effect!  

I then took the AWESOME Hello die, and ran it through, and adding the rest of the greeting from the Simply Said: Hello stamp set, with gold embossing powder.

I stamped a background from Impression Obsession onto the Kraft card base, and heat embossed it with gold powder, rounding the top corner.  To finish it, I adhered the panel with foam, replaced the small word pieces and added gold sequins!  Super fun, no?

Thanks so much for stopping by, you know I love it when you do!


  1. Wow, Lindsay! So glad that you played with water-colors! The result is absolutely gorgeous! I love the splashes of colors and how you used the diecut! Thanks so much for linking up to Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. This is lovely, Lindsay. I love doing that smooshing technique.

  3. I love that "smooshed" technique--such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining the AE Challenge this week!

  4. What a FABULOUS smooshed technique Lindsay!!!

  5. fantastic design! I'm loving the touch of gold! thank you for joining us at AE challenge!

  6. Great color ans shimmer on this card! Thanks for playing along with the AE Challenge!

  7. Girl, this is awesome!! I love the effect that the two step water coloring has created!! And that glittery background - delish! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle AEI♥U Challenge! We're so glad you did!