November 1, 2022

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Do you ever need to make a quick and easy -- but beautiful and impressive -- card? Do you have any black and white Designer Series Paper or even a detailed coloring sheet around? If so, you're in luck.


By gathering three different colored inks that play pretty well together, as well as a Blending Brush and a little elbow grease, you're almost done with your project! It's that easy.

I cut my piece of black and white Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 5" and went to work with my lightest color first, which happened to be So Saffron. I used the Blender Brush to add a little color here and there, followed by Mint Macaron ink in a couple of blank spots. I finished with Pumpkin Pie in more of the empty areas. Then I went back with the colors, darkening in areas, linking up areas, etc., until I was satisfied with the effect. 

When sponging like this, always always start out very lightly. If you begin with a heavy hand, you have to accept what you get because once the color is down, you can't remove it. But, if you start softly and sparely, you can always add to it. 


After the sponging looks good to you, mount the colored piece onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock, since the image was printed in black. This helps make it look more complete. At this point, I wrapped a pretty golden satin ribbon around the lower portion.

For my card base, I picked up the orange and used Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I added my colored piece to the card.


Using a die from the Seasonal Labels dies (page 174, Annual Catalog), I cut out a sentiment that I'd stamped in black. This sentiment is from a very versatile set called Through It Together, which can be found on page 69 in the Annual Catalog. 

I had a couple of golden pearls left over from a long ago Paper Pumpkin kit and added them to either side of the sentiment. I attached the tag far to the right over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.


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People become what they expect themselves to become.
- Mahatma Gandhi -


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Sunny
Smiles.









20 comments:

  1. I have taken up glass painting as a new hobbt#alittlebitofeverything

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  2. That is beautiful! I'm going to be hunting though my stash now looking for black and white DSP!

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    1. Yay! Have fun with this Joanne! I am so glad you like it and that I could inspire you!

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  3. How gorgeous, what beautiful fall colors and lovely sentiment! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the card!

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  4. That's lovely. I like the Gandhi quote too

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    1. Thank you so much, Lydia! I love that quote also.

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  5. I love the card and the amazing colors, Beautiful

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  6. This is just stunning. I love everything about it and featurng it when my party opens!

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  7. Anyone would love to receive this card with its encouraging message and colorful design. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 41.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you, Carol! That is just the sweetest thing you could say!

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  8. What a lovely project with a wonderful quote :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I love that sentiment too!

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  9. Thanks for posting at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Hope to see you at the new party this week!

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