Wednesday, May 9, 2007

More Twinkling!

Two last cards from Saturday, these also using Twinkling H2Os. The first one uses "Baby's Breath" from Penny Black, and the sentiment is from Eureka. I "inked" the stamp by brushing it with a saturated waterbrush, using Scarab Beetle. That's one of my favorite colors of TH2Os, as it's a dual toned brown-green. Very pretty in real life! I made these on those great Fabriano notecards, so although simple, they're definitely elegant.

Another plus with these high quality notecards made of watercolor paper - if you mess something up, you can just flip it over. Which is exactly what I did with this next card!

I managed to smear the sentiment on one of the "Find Joy" cards, so I did this really simple colorwash on the back side. I used a standard, flat paintbrush on this, rather than a waterbrush, though. Sometimes traditional is better! I just wet the brush, picked up some purple TH2Os, and put down a couple quick strokes. Then I filled in with some pink, then went back and added just a bit more purple where necessary. Very, very fast - and the subtle shimmer is soooo pretty. After it was dry, I stamped the image and sentiment (More Petal Prints & Words of Wisdom from SU) with Ancient Page coal, ripped the edges, then adhered it to this Pink Passion card base. Last, I accented it with a bit of lavender ric rac, which coordinates much more nicely than it appears in this pic :)
I actually ended up doing a little demo of the Twinkling H2Os right before I left, as many people had been stopping by my table to see what I was up to. And we all love sparkle, right? I have a hunch that several people will be putting orders in this week for this great product.


dawn said...

a girl can never have too much bling... stunning H20's - gorgeous creations :D

Kelly said...

Hey Trish! : )
You won 7g's papers on my blog! I need your address! : )
get in touch with me please at
Thanks for the fun quotes!

Becky said...

HEY TRISH! Love these cards! Especially the top one! So nice to see we live close by! We may have to get together to stamp!'ve been tagged!

Sylvie :) said...

These are really pretty !! Your cards are simple but the result is so great !! I don't know to do simple cards.