Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy colors

Good morning!
Today's card just makes me happy...I love the pink and orange color combo! (not sure why there is so much blue showing....there is no blue on the card, it is on a white card base...and I took the picture hmmm!

 I used 3 different gelatos (guava, bubblegum and tangerine) for the background and just smeared them on a 4x5 1/4 piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock (using the textured side) and spritzed it with water and used my finger to blend the colors and smooth them out!   While it was still wet, I put a stencil (circles by clear scraps) on top and wiped away some of the color...this leaves a faint pattern and I love the look.  I let it all dry and then using a mini triangle stencil (Heidi Swapp minis) with some white embossing paste I applied a thin smooth layer.   When that was dry I added some wink of stella clear glitter on top of the triangles. Now the white embossing paste did pick up some of the color from the gelatos, but I am ok with that. 

The "happy" banner is from the SSS Father's Day set...I masked the rest of the sentiment, used versamark ink on doll pink cardstock and white heat embossed it, then I just cut around leaving a small pink border. The birthday script sentiment is a die from the SSS happy birthday set.  I cut it out of white cardstock 4 times and adhered them together for more dimension.  I used some pink thread and made a best then adhered the sentiments. For a girly touch (and because it makes me happy) I added some clear rhinestones. 

I made this card for the SSS Wednesday challenge....create a background using stencils and they are  featuring Faber Castel Gelatos! 
Thanks for stopping by today! 


  1. Fingers are the best applicator! I love the effect of your card and how bright and cheery it is. Thanks for sharing!

  2. hi Jeannine! I too luv pink and orange happy...thanks for the uplifting inspiration! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*