Friday, August 14, 2009


This is my card using this new release NICE NEIGHBORHOOD from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS LLC:

I just love this new paper from Basic Grey; JuneBug. I bought the collection pack from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS and what a pleasant surprise to discover IT IS DOUBLE SIDED. Score! yay. I love double sided paper especially Basic Grey.

WHAT I DID: I stamped and embossed my house on watercolor paper in Not Quite Navy. Then I had fun with Tombow markers using my aqua pen. Here is a link to a great tutorial: I learned that I can get different colors by using more than one color. So for the house the red by itself looked pink so I used drew a line on the inside of the edge first then went right on top of it with the red, then I used my aqua pen like in the tutorial to draw the color out and got a deeper red. I used yellow and green for the color of green I wanted. I also went over the orange with brown on the door, because it was not dark enough. Then I went around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo using his blending tool. I liked that look it gave the house. Before making these changes, I was ready to scrap this card but I walked away and came back with fresh eyes and now I like it. I used my new EK border punch that is a Christmas punch; Icicles, from Joanns. I used it for grass. Works, huh?! I love punches that have multiple uses. The ribbon I chose just pops from this card and adds some spice. I like it. It just happened to be on the table from my last card and hey, it looked good, to me, at least. Hee Hee. For the sentiment, I stamped the words one at a time, I had to mask off Home for "sweet" then I just whimsically cut with scissors around the words. I had a hard time arranging them the way I liked so I just dropped them on there and this is what I came up with and liked it. Funny huh!

Thank you for visiting me today.

Stamps: Nice Neighborhood (Clear Dollar Stamps LLC)
Paper: West Coast Hyper White CS, June Bug Collection Pack (Basic Grey from Clear Dollar Stamps) , Watercolor
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmelade, Tombow Markers, Not Quite Navy (SU)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Tim Holtz blending tool, Aqua Pen, Ribbon (Michaels), Micro brad (from Clear Dollar Stamps), EK Border Punch Icicles (Christmas from JoAnns), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Masking tape, Eyelet (The Stamp Doctor), Dimensional glaze, Di
Techniques: Masking, Heat Embossing


Shawne said...

I loooove this card! It's kinda funky and retro looking, great job with your painting, watercolors are fun to blend, the colors you came out with look great!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi lisa! what a great card! these colors rock! I'm having fun with the blog hop. I'm glad your participating too.. :)

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