Sunday, August 19, 2018

Smile Sunshine!

Happy Sunday!  Finally had a chance to get crafty.  With school starting back last week for teachers and family in town, it was a busy week.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges.

I am playing along with PTI Create Along With Us Challenge and The Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge.

For my PTI inspiration, I used Betsy Veldman's card seen HERE in more detail.  

I love the colors and sponged detailing around the edges along with the focal detailing in the center.  I also love the added touch of red with the coral tones which I used with the word die.  

I started with some strathmore watercolor paper.  I ink blended some ripe persimmon, fossilized amber, squeezed lemonade, and worn lipstick.   I spritzed on some water and blotted for added dimension.  I also used some Copic Opaque white with a touch of water to added some white splatters which eventually absorbed the color of the background tones.  Love this effect.  

I die cut PTI Yellow Sunshine Die and popped up this panel using foam tape.  I added it to a top folding PTI select white card stock base.  I added a separate inked squeezed lemonade with a tiny touch of fossilized amber to the interior for contrast.  

For the sentiment, I die cut the word "smile" from the Bold 
Borders:  Prism die four times and glued together for added stability.  The top panel I used watercolor paper.  I inked the top with abandon coral distressed ozide and the bottom with barn door distressed oxide ink.  I inked blended some scarlet jewel inkto the bottom as I did not think it was dark enough.  Once it was dried I added it to the top of the card with some loose thread behind for an added detail.  I then brushed on some Windsor Newton Irridescent Medium for some sparkle and shine.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Betty, that background is stunning! This card is just amazing. Love it!

  2. Beautiful card...makes me smile!

  3. VERY pretty card. I love the inked and water spotted panel

  4. Love your artsy, colorful card, Betty! You got perfect results from Betsy's inspirational piece. This would put a smile on anyone’s face!

  5. Your card is AMAZING Betty!! I'm loving ALL that color and the splattering too...looks fabulous with that Yellow Sunshine die cut! Love the bold sentiment with the thread behind it too...such a happy and vibrant card!! :0)

  6. Love it! I'm on the waiting list for that die.


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