Trying Something New!

To My FriendYesterday I tried a new technique Stamping with Pearlescent watercolors from very talented Lauren Meader. Her card set is so delicate and elegant. Lauren wrote a very good tutorial. I really appreciate wonderful people like she is. She always has something new and always shares her creativity. Thank Lauren for your inspiration!

Okay, my cards are not as great as hers. But I tried. I didn’t have the watercolors that Lauren used. I used just plain watercolors, sprinkled a little bit of a glitter on top of them. Then I followed the directions from the tutorial. When I got to the part of using Nestabilities, I was a little bit upset. I don’t have them… I tried to do different things and I ended up with cutting a circle shape border with my Fiskars tool. In order to give some kind of an interest to the card I decided to stitch in the middle of the circle. First I wrote my words, then pierced holes following the shape of the letters and just backstitched them. I also added some French knots in the middle of each pink flower. Then I punched butterflies from handmade paper (my friend from Russia sent it to me) and sewed them with embroidery floss (the same as I use for word stitching).  My finishing touch was – embossing the corners with Fiskars embossing tool. I also attached a piece of a cardstock inside of the card to cover the stitching.

Thank You CardThis morning I made another card using the same technique. This time I printed on the computer the words “Thank You”, made holes and then transferred these templates to my card. Very simple, maybe not perfect…

Hope you found something interesting for you!
Thank you for looking!
Have a great day,

Supplies for those cards: white cardstock (bought in Michaels), watercolor paint, dollar stamps (from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts), circle template and ShapeXpress cutting tool, ShapeBoss Embossing System from Fiskars, Butterfly  punch from Fiskars, embroidery floss.

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3 Responses
  1. I LOVE your cards. How cool that you adda element of sewing to them LOVE that. Nice job and thanks for sharing something fun and new with me
    Lauren (mytime)

  2. Sue says:

    Wow these are fantastic Elena 🙂
    And I have learnt something new too
    Hugs Sue x

  3. Nancy Grant says:

    Your cards are so beautifully made! Wow-wee!!!


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