Lift Me Up with Watercolor
This uplifting hot air balloon card is sure to bring cheer to anyone, no matter how down they are feeling! I used the Lift Me Up stamp set to emboss patterns on watercolor paper, then added bright colors from the Global Design Project challenge of the week with watercolor wash to add a little cheer!
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Color Blocking with a Flourish
Color blocking is a simple, yet bold technique that involves using brightly colored shapes and contrasting colors. It got its start with the artist Piet Mondrian (one of my favorites) and is popular in home decor, fashion, and… card making!
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Flowers and Beetles and Bugs, Oh My!
Beetles and Bugs are not just for boys! They make a great background texture stamp and they pair wonderfully with flowers for a nature themed card. Use them with all your favorite pink papers and get a perfectly adorable feminine card!
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Gatefold Card Variations
Gatefold cards are cards that have the opening in the center, so there are two flaps to open. For a fancy fold card, they are simple to make and there are a lot of different variations to jazz them up.
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Recycled Paper Valentine
A new year is a great time to clear out the paper stash and the scrap pile. For this card I used all recycled paper and scraps to make this fun, albeit somewhat eclectic, Valentine’s Day card.
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