Oct 27, 2016

{Like A Sister}


The birthday card I'm sharing today was made for the {WHERE CREATIVITY MEETS C9} challenge blog for Concord & 9th.  The current challenge is 'Watercolor'.

The best part is that this card was made for MY ACTUAL SISTER!  Haha :)


I used the "Sophisticated Script" stamp set and a pen (to fill in any stamping mistake spaces) to make my sentiment.  I stamped it in black Archival Ink so it wouldn't smear when I applied the watercolors.  I also added a few floral stamps from the "Love You. Mean It." stamp set.

I used some of my favorite bright colors of Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers and water to smoosh the color around the card panel.


I backed the panel onto black cardstock, added a few iridescent sequins and a touch of glitter pen, then backed the whole thing onto a standard A2 sized white cardstock base.


It's simple and pretty... and I left the inside blank so she can pay it forward to a friend who isn't her actual sister, like I am.  Heh.



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Luvs,
Annie Rose

Oct 26, 2016

{BOO!}

I've got one last Halloween card to share today:


This adorable little "Cheshire Bean" stamp (an older limited edition) from The Greeting Farm is one of my favorite stamps that was released back when I was on the TGF design team.  Her little cat ears, tiny cat fangs, and the way she's holding up her 'paws' is just too cute!


I stamped the image onto a die cut watercolor paper panel with VersaMark ink, added white embossing powder, and heat embossed it.  I watercolored the image with Distress Ink Markers, water, and a paintbrush.

I colored her with different shades of brown for an old, sepia look... like a spooky old photo. I found some cute sparkly designer paper in matching Autumn colors, added some die-cut leaves, a button and twine, and a heat embossed BOO sentiment.


I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{THE GREETING FARM} - October Spooky Fun

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Luvs,
Annie Rose

Oct 16, 2016

A Very {HAPPY} Autumn


My card today combines both the current {SKETCH} and {COLOR} challenges from My Favorite Things.  I took a bit of liberty on both, as the red ink I chose turned out to be quite pink, but the inspiration from both is still present. :)

I started with a panel of white watercolor paper and die cut 6 of the 'Layered Leaves Die-namics' from it, as I wanted the leaves to remain bright white.  I then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers to layer on some ink, then spritzed it with water and smooshed it around with a paintbrush to give it the abstract watercolor look.


While that panel was drying, I cut a panel from kraft cardstock and stamped it with the 'Woodgrain Background' rubber stamp in brown ink.  This panel will be seen through the die cut leaf openings on the painted front panel.  I then adhered them together and inlaid the leaves into their open spots.


I added a stitched rectangle cut from kraft cardstock to middle of the panel and topped it with the 'Happy Duo Die-namics' die that I cut from white cardstock.  I inked the top section with some light pink Distress Ink, then applied some gold embossing powder just to the tops of the letters.


I finished it off with a few gold sequins.  I really like how it came out!



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Luvs,
Annie Rose

{Happy Halloween} - Guest Designing with MarkerPOP!

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the new challenge over on the {MARKER POP} blog, and of course I said yes!  I love to color and play along with the Marker Pop challenges and I hope you'll play along this week, too.


This week's challenge theme is HALLOWEEN, my favorite holiday.
I don't have a lot of Halloween-specific stamp sets though, so I combined a few stamps from different companies on my card today.

I started by making my card background.  I used a die-cut sheet of watercolor paper and painted it with yellow, orange, blue, purple, and dark gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers and a paintbrush.  I smooshed the colors around and kept it lighter in the top left corner so it would look like a moon-filled sky.  I finished it off by flicking on some diluted white acrylic paint and some black glimmer mist.


While that was drying, I colored my main image.  I started with the adorable Gorjuss Girl from the "On Top Of The World" rubber stamp set. She's normally sitting on a wire with birds, but I only inked and stamped the part of the image I wanted to use.  I then used the broom from Lawn Fawn's "Frosty Friends" stamp set (stamped twice and glued together to elongate it), and the witch hat from Reverse Confetti's "Too Cute To Spook" stamp set.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches' "Halloweenies" set.


I stamped everything onto watercolor paper and watercolored them with Distress Ink markers, water, and a paintbrush.  I then fussy cut them out and adhered them together to make one broom-flying witchy image!  The sentiment is heat embossed onto vellum paper.  I added a small yellow circle moon behind the sentiment to make it pop a bit.



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Be sure to pop on over to the {MARKER POP} blog to see more Halloween inspiration 
and to play along with the new challenge!


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Oct 10, 2016

{For You, Friend}

This cute puppy card was made with a sketch and color challenge in mind:


I used my favorite stamp from Reverse Confetti's "Puppy Love" stamp set.  I stamped him onto watercolor paper using brown ink and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. I then die-cut him out with the coordinating die for this stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in the same brown ink to tie all of the colors together.  I added a few tiny wooden stars from my stash to finish it off.



I'm linking up to these challenges:

{REVERSE CONFETTI} - October SFYTT #41


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Luvs,
Annie Rose

{Celebrate October}

I had some fun with heat embossing and watercoloring on my card today:


I used traditional Halloween colors in a non-traditional way on my quick and quirky card.  It definitely has the feel of Halloween and October, without being spooky.  I die cut a panel from watercolor paper and stamped the floral image on it with VersaMark ink.  I then applied the white embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers to apply color to the flowers and stems, and eventually around the images in black.

I flicked on some black glimmer mist spray and made some dots with a white ink gel pen.  I also added some hand-drawn doodles with a black pen.


The background papers are from a DoCrafts Gorjuss 6x6 paper pack .  The sentiment stickers are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal Chitchat Sticker set.


I'm linking up to the following challenges:

{SIMON SAYS STAMP WEDNESDAY} - Halloween Color Inspiration

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

Oct 6, 2016

{You're A Blessing To Me}

When I sat at my desk today, I was determined to make a card without a colored image.  It's not something I do often, since I love to color, but I wanted to make an Autumn/pumpkin card using only dies, and this is what I came up with:


All of the dies I used are from My Favorite Things.  I cut three stitched ovals from light orange card stock to create the pumpkin.  I used the tail/backing die from the little bow duo as the pumpkin stem, cut from kraft.  I added a bright green bow that was embossed with a polka dot embossing folder (because all pumpkins needs bows, right?) and I added a dark green vine swirl cut from the small flourish die.


I used dies from a few the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics set, along with a circle from the Pinking Edge Circle Stax Die-Namics.  I stamped the sentiment onto a navy blue stitched label piece and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I finished off the pumpkin with a few dark orange enamel dots.


I'm linking up the following challenges:

{MFT CARD CHALLENGES} - sketch 301


Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose