Friday, December 13, 2013

Friends with Flair - Perfect Just the Way You Are


Thought I would play along with Friends with Flair again this week.  Another card featuring another one of my favorite Itty Bitty stamps (I have a lot of favorites).

You might remember this card that I posts for FWF a couple weeks ago featuring what I like to call reverse watercoloring.  

I did something similar here.  I inked up the tag (with Mowed Lawn on the bottom and Salty Ocean on the top, blending in the middle), stamped the image in Versamark and then removed color.  This time though, I went back in and re-watercolored some areas using those same colors as well as some Evergreen Bough.


For the more saturated sections, you will need to go over the area more than once, but I like that you have so much control over the process.

Another little cheat on this card.  It has the look of one of those folded banner dies, but it's not.  Instead, I cut two 'tails' and tucked them under the tag, slightly off set from the top piece that the sentiment is stamped on.  Really easy to do, and if you don't have a die cutting machine or a fancy die, this is a great way to achieve the same effect.


Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps:  Unity - Perfect Just the Way You Are Itty Bitty
Ink:  Versafine; Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough
Other:  Ranger - Water Brush; May Arts - Black Burlap String; MossyMade - Black Button; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Cricut - Art Philosophy Cartridge (for tag cuts)

29 comments:

  1. Wow I love this effect and that little truck with banner is awesome! Gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful card! I love the gorgeous colours.

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  3. Lovely watercolor effect, Miriam! Thanks for the tip on the banner.

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  4. Gorgeous color and inking, Miriam! The layering is fabulous! I love how you made the design symmetrical as it keeps a cohesive theme with the sentiment!

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the colours.

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  6. Love the background colours, and the sweet butterfly. What a clever design, Miriam!!

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  7. So pretty and I love the banner!

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  8. So pretty!! I love the colors and the design!

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  9. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing and the tip for the popped up banner is a much appreciated.

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  10. Gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the butterfly!!!

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  11. This is beautiful ! LOVE the butterfly and the blending of colors is amazing.

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  12. Neat card. Great close-ups. Love the technique and the tip, too. Another winner! :-) -B

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  13. Love those colors together! Thanks for the clever tip on the banner. Beautiful card Miriam!

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  14. Oh my Miriam! You are on fire these days!
    Love your cards and I really appreciate you sharing your secrets of the trade ;)
    Have a wonderful Saturday!

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous!! Love how you lifted the colors from the butterfly!!

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  16. Gorgeous colors in the green and blue here Miriam! love the trick with the sentiment banner!

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  17. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for the tips & tricks! :)

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  18. Beautiful inking, Miriam! What a cool technique!

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  19. Such a great technique and beautiful card. Love your trick with the banner; need to remember that one!

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  20. Miriam, this is really pretty! I love the inky background. Gorgeous!

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  21. OH GOOOOOOODNESS, Miriam! This is gorgeous! That inky background is FAB! LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

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  22. Wow!! Sensational ink work! Amazing!!! Love this card!

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  23. Oh, for heaven's sake, Mim, you are a little genius! I never would have had to buy those banner dies! Your card and the whole process you used is very inspired top to bottom!! If I don't get a chance to visit again before Christmas, I wish you a very happy holiday and thank you for your support and inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. What a wonderfully saturated background! Yummmmy!!! Thanks for sharing how you did it : )

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