Monday, April 29, 2013

eins plus eins macht zwei (KIS, Moxie Fab, Retro Sketches)

Somebody stop me.  I'm drowning in watercolor...

Take the Wonder of Watercolor challenge at Moxie Fab with this lovely photo which I wanted to have a go at, like so many beauties you can find there.  Are you playing?

Image Credit
Well I came up with another twofer.  Stretching my Sizzix BigZ die this time.  These dies can be kinda tricky - the words are a bit on the large side and it's tough to get a usable negative die cut from them because you really can't selectively cut your paper (although they're great for cutting things like chipboard or plastic).  But I needed some die cut words so I tweaked a bit and voila!
two-fer trigger (Moxie Fab, SSS)

It's a 5 1/2" square card.  The "watercoloring" was done a la the Distress-Inks-to-craft-mat-spritzed-with-water-and-smushed-paper-method.  I backed the negative with some digi PP.  Added some Versamark around the inside edges of the frame and heat embossed a touch of silver a la Maille B.  This will be a wedding or anniversary card I think.

Add the Keep it Simple challenge to use numbers and this Retro Sketch

and this is what I did with the die cut words (minus the "i"):

Can I get away with calling the "l" my loop/bow from the sketch?!?!?  A bit of vellum, a masked and stamped "2" and some dry embossing for the BG.  This will be a bday card with "on your birthday" on the inside. That's all (for now) folks!

Supplies love:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, watercolor paper, digi PP Pink Petticoat, vellum
Ink : Distress (Spun Sugar, Lemonade, Tumbled Glass), Versamark
Tools: Love and square die Sizzix
Other:  silver embossing powder, dimensional adhesive

Supplies love 2 you:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann, watercolor paper
Stamps: PTI
Ink : Hero Arts
Tools: love die Sizzix, "2" Memory Box, embossing plate Sizzix


  1. You can get away with anything, Maria! People are too bedazzled by your creation to quibble about any part of it!!

  2. Oh! Oh! Speechless! (Nearly, because I've just GOT to comment.) The first one is stunning, then I scrolled down to the second one - equally stunning! What a way to use your offcuts! And you definitely get away with using the "l" as the bow in my book. Winners, both of them.

  3. how beautiful are these? the colors look so soft and stunning!
    -Rachel w k

  4. Good thing I can still work my fingers to type, cause I'm absolutely speechless. Your cards should be in a museum! Love your style!

  5. Love your cards Maria :) I think they are gorgeous!

  6. Love these two designs and the softness of the watercolour!

  7. you have some amazing cards! Love these two for the moxie fab watercolor challenge!

  8. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. Congratulations, Maria - such a beautiful 'love' card!

  10. mah-REE-uh ... that might as well be what I call you because that's what I always think when I'm about to comment! Such a gorgeous card ... those subtle chevrons totally have me! And the touch of silver. Big congrats!!

  11. Told you it was a winner! Congrats on the trigger target.

  12. Congrats on your win!! Waaayyy cool. Woohoo!!!! Bev

  13. gorgeous card. congrats on your win.

  14. Congrats on your win on the "Moxie Fab" Watercolor Challenge!!!

  15. YOU are a Watercolor Wonder! Congrats on your deserving win!

  16. Congrats on your Moxie Fab win Maria - such a beautiful card!

  17. Again i am here to give you kudos, my friend! Another job well done. Congrats on your win!


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