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A Fun and Quick Birthday Card

Hi everyone! Diana here with a quick, easy, and fun birthday card that works for all!  This card came together quite quickly and I’m loving how the dew drops match so well with the colors I chose for my card.

 

I started with a fun circle card cover plate and cut it out in a light blue cardstock. I used Birthday Paw-ty by Hero Arts to create the confetti strip in red and green and then stamped out three balloons and the pup and die cut them out.

 

I colored the balloons and the pup in with colored pencils in matching colors. I chose to add the sentiment to the green strip at the bottom and add some dew drops in the upper right side to add a bit more visual appeal.

 

Supplies:

Robin’s Nest Dew Dropsolive mini, light blue mix, red mix. 

CURIOSITY MIXED MEDIA PANEL

Hi everyone. Diana here today to share a fun mixed media panel I created for you. I had so much fun making this panel and am glad I finally pulled it out of my stash to use.

This panel has a lot of steps but only took me a total of two hours to complete. I let the process decide what was going to be used and this is what I ended up with.
Step 1: Paint your wood panel. I used wild honey distress paint.
Step 2: Once paint is dry, using a splat box, spray walnut stain distress spray stain onto the panel. I did use my heat gun to dry this a bit faster.
Step 3: Create an envelope using a template or die. Start adding ink to the envelope outside with desired ink and a sponge. Once dry, choose a stencil and add a darker shade of ink using a sponge.

 

Step 4: Pick pages out of an old book and rip them into small pieces. Adhere them down with matte gel and then brush distress collage medium in vintage over the top.
Step 5: Fold up your envelope and then your ready to adhere it to the front of your panel.
Step 6: Start adding all your other embellishments. Finish it off by adding your Dew Drops.
Here are some more finished project photos. I can’t wait to work on my next panel (it’s a pumpkin)

 

 

Supplies Used:
distress oxide ink ~ dried marigold, carved pumpkin
distress ink ~ ground espresso
distress spray stain ~ walnut stain, brushed pewter (on envelope)
distress paint ~ wild honey
distress collage medium ~ vintage
liquidtex ~ matte gel
sizzix ~ tim holtz thinlits #664150
stampers anonymous stencil ~ THS002

Ink blending and dew drop fun

Today I’m sharing a card using ink blending and dew drops as accents. I love this technique as it adds beautiful color fast and with a stencil you choices are endless.
How to create the tile background:
1) start with your lightest shade of ink (scattered straw) and ink the center of the stencil onto cardstock with a blending brush.
2) next get your middle color (mustard seed) and start blending from where the lightest color ended out a bit more so the two colors blend.
3) finally use your darkest shade (wild honey) and ink the rest of the stencil from where the medium color ends to the end of your cardstock base.
This technique gives you a seemless color transition that is barley noticeable but has a great effect on your project.
Then you can add any of your elements that finishes off your project. In this case I used deco lines washi tape and a thin strip of mustard cardstock on the left edge of the card and then adhered DARK VANILLA DEW DROPS with liquid glue.
Products used:
scattered straw, wild honey, mustard seed distress mini cubes
blending brush
deco lines washi tape
mustard cardstock
vanilla cardstock
hand-drawn tile stencil
I hope you’ll give this a try!
Diana

Altered Canvas with Dew Drops By Diana Soling

Hi everyone! Diana here to share an owl canvas framed project today.  This is my first project as a new design team member and I’m loving using these dew drops!
SUPPLIES:
Acrylic Paint (green, orange, yellow, white)
Antique Linen distress spray
I started with the plain owl canvas and started adding the acrylic paint one color at a time with lightly blending them together as I went. Once I had the colors the way I liked I took a black sharpie and drew over the original owl shape  so it would stand out better.
I then started adding the chocolate dew drops with some liquid glue. I like using this type of glue as it really helps the drops adhere well. Once I had the whole owl covered I used the distress stain and sprayed it lightly to create a little bit of brown.
I then decided he needed something to stand on so he didn’t look like he was just floating in space. I had drew the tree branch and then using my foam blender I added the two different distress colors.
This is how he looks with the branch. It totally grounds him and makes it look like an evening sky behind him.