Thursday, January 3, 2019

Working ahead . . .

Hi Everyone and a very happy new year to all of you.

I have the same goal each year . . . get birthday cards ready in advance. I fail each year but hoping 2019 will be different. To that end, I'm now working on February birthday cards. (Yes - January's cards are complete!).

Using several heart motifs from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts for these birthdays:

First, I mixed paint to get a close color to the rose in the paper I was using. This paper is Mintay by Karola Witczak and is called Birdsong. Finally got the color I wanted after mixing red, pink and bronze. After painting the heart and the butterfly, I dry brushed the inside of the heart with a pale blue color.

Wanting a bit of shine to the heart, I covered it with Glossy Accents and then layered the inside of the heart to give it some lift.

Flowers from 49 & Market, pearls and Catweed leaves finished off this card.

On to card #2:

This may be one of my favorite frames. It's made with 2 layers so it produces two tones beautifully. I painted the bottom layer with the same red as used in the first card. Then painted the top layer with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint. After adding a flower from 49 & Market, a butterfly from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and a happy birthday stamp, my card was complete.

Woohoo! February 2019 cards are now ready and waiting!

Here's a recap of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts I used:

See you next time ~ same place.
Have a wonderful 2019!

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