Monday, August 8, 2016

Notecard Set


Hope it's a happy Monday for you. 
Spent the morning creating, definitely in my 'happy place'.
Lexi Daly challenges us this week, at PTI, 
to ground out sentiments with a strip.
Her video gives several examples, and helps to
visually create a base for our card's focal die cut.
Once started, I couldn't stop!
Stamping and card making have that effect!


1st of 3 cards for my set, uses Noted: Scallop Square die
for a card base. 
Sunflower Bouquet (the vault), stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement
and watercolored with Zig pens.
Sentiment embossed onto the stitched banner from Tag Sale: Quilted.


Next card on the die card base from Make It Market Don't Forget to Write.
Watercolored the image again, and used the 'note' die from the set.


Last vase of sunflowers is first die cut from Smoky Shadow
stamp embossed in gold,
then the image is carefully brushed with bleach,
a MIM technique Heather Nicholes showed us a while back.
Then I watercolored the bleached part.

I love having sets like this handy during the holidays.
They make such sweet hostess gifts!


Do you all know about Paper Sweeties 4th Birthday Party?
Debbie is giving away 100.00 gift certificate to the winner 
of the August Challenge.
Play all month for a chance to win on the PS Blog!


32 comments:

  1. great card set - so many pretty flowers!! i especially love the way the bleach one turned out. thanks for playing make it monday!

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  2. Incredible, Nancy! Each a work of art. You are so wonderful at using so many different techniques.

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  3. WOW Nacny you did an amazing job, these are beautiful!!

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  4. These are so cool, Nancy! I need to see if I can find the MIM for this bleaching technique. Oh the possibities...

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  5. Your cards are just lovely! Loved the last one the most with the bleaching technique! So cool!

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  6. Goodness, these are stunning! Love your gorgeous watercoloring!

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  7. Goodness, these are stunning! Love your gorgeous watercoloring!

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  8. This just a lovely set of flower cards!

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  9. WOW...what a beautiful set of cards Nancy! Your flowers are so beautifully colored in each one of your cards, but I especially like the bleached one! Someone is definitely going to be thrilled if you give this set away!! :0)

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  10. Beautiful set Nancy. I would have a hard time giving this set away!

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  11. Nancy, these cards are stunning! Love the color combos and your coloring. My very favorite is your third card as it reminds me of a silk dress I once wore and loved. You did a beautiful job on that technique, too.

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  12. Stunning work, Nancy. I especially love the purple/violet number but I have to say I'm equally impressed that you used the bleaching technique. Wow! No one could ever call you Ms. Lazy Pants.

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  13. Nancy, I'm in love with all of these cards - they are beautiful! I need to pull out this set and make some of these for the Fall! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  14. Wow, Nancy these are so stunning. Love them all and the colors you used are so pretty.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous cards! They do make sweet gift sets!!!

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  16. Hi Nancy. I love your cards! I just wish I could stamp that well. The colors are wonderful.

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  17. Oh I love these!! Can I just forget the housework and stay here admiring your cards all day!? Beautiful beautiful set!!

    Patti

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  18. Oh, so pretty! I love each and every one! Your flowers are stunning!

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  19. This is such a sweet card set Nancy! Love the bleach technique!

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  20. Nancy, these are all so fabulous!! Your coloring on each of these is so perfect and I just adore that happy bouquet of sunflowers. I love the shades of blue on the last card. BEAUTIFUL!!

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  21. You did an outstanding job on these cards. They are extremely gorgeous and will make a great and cherished gift.

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  22. What beautiful note cards. The flowers are so bold and work well with the subtle background highlighting them. Really lovely.

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  23. What a beautiful set of notecards Nancy! Each one exquisitely watercoloured!

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  24. Beautiful set of cards Nancy!

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  25. These are all beautiful! The colors are fun and make me happy. Wish I had time to play along, but you have inspired me!

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  26. Oh wow--stunning set of cards, Nancy!

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  27. What an awesome hostess gift, Nancy! Your watercolored bouquets are fabulous, and you nailed the grounding technique as well as bleaching. These are all gorgeous!

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  28. Love the vibrant colors on this trio of arrangements. Great take on the Sentiment Grounding challenge.

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  29. Lovely note card set!! Fabulous water coloring on those pretty flowers!!! Thank you for your sweet comments on my card! Take care and have a great week!:-)

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  30. Sorry I missed these, too! Your notecards are beautiful! Love the different colors you used on each of the same images, beautifully colored, Nancy!

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