Sunday, May 7, 2017

CYCI156 - Makes Me Smile

Happy Sunday! I'm excited to share my Can You Case It Design Team
 card for our latest color challenge! We have an ombre challenge using any 4 colors you wish... how fun is that?!

 Can You Case It Challenge Group

Here's my card for the challenge. I used four of the new Distress Oxide inks to do a watercolor wash ombre style! So fun! The inks blended beautifully even with water. I love these inks!

Once my watercolor panel dried, I stamped the lace stamp from Unity's January 2015 Kit of the Month called Magic of Beginnings using VersaMark ink and heat embossed fine white embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment that says "Everything about you makes me smile" also using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. It's a great sentiment from Unity's Everything {Flight of Faith} kit... I'm bummed it doesn't show up as well in my picture.
I then spritzed my palm with some water and did some water splatter by clapping my hands over the panel. I let those droplets sit for a bit and then put a paper towel down to soak up any excess water. I then stamped the background butterfly stamp from Unity's {... With Her Own Wings} kit using VersaMark ink and heat embossed clear embossing powder on the top portion of the card. I really love all those little butterflies! I used an old distress tool to distress the edges of the panel and then adhered it to the white card base. 
I stamped the butterfly from Unity's Keep Going Anyway kit on a piece of scrap white card stock using the Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and then I heat embossed clear embossing powder. I blended a bit of Worn Lipstick and Broken China inks over top of the butterfly. I added a few touches of white gel pen on the butterfly. I then used my bone folder to bend the wings of the butterfly a bit and adhered it to the card along the body of the butterfly so the wings would give it some dimension.

 I can't wait to see what you create using an ombre style - 4 color combo as your inspiration!! Be sure to join our Facebook group so that you can enter the challenge... Can You Case It? Challenge Group and go check out all the creations by the CYCI design team on our Facebook page!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Card Stock: White (PTI), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor (SSS) 
Tools: Heat Tool (SU!)

 Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you thought of my creation.
Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal