Saturday, June 4, 2022

Awesome Day

We are back with Just Us Girls #635 Word Week and Lisa E. has chosen "Paintbrush" as our word! I just got the Spellbinders Artful Tulip die set so I couldn't wait to use it!! Check out Lisa's card with the same die I used...AMAZING! I told her to frame hers!

Products I used:

Spellbinders: Artful Tulip

Ellen Hutson: Good Day to Sparkle 

Stampin' Up!: Reinkers in Pink Passion, Pool Party and Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry ink pad

Watercolor paper

Silver card stock

Wood grain card stock


Foam tape

I watched You Tube videos and looked at lots and lots of cards made with this die set on Pinterest. I decided to use a watercolor technique on watercolor paper that I saw Lisa Curcio use on her blog here. I was excited to try it because I don't own alcohol inks, which is how I usually see this technique done. 

Next I die cut the bristles and flowers from the card stock that I watercolored after I dried it with my heat gun. I did her technique again on the diagonal of a panel of watercolor paper about the size of an A2 card. I added a little spatter of ink colors to the panel next. 

After everything was dry I die cut and assembled the paintbrush and tulips, then played with where I wanted them on my panel. (It was kind of fun to decide how to make the handle and parts of the brush. I went with woodgrain card and silver card stocks.) I used foam tape and Tacky Glue to adhere everything to the panel. Since I used silver card stock for some of the tulips and leaves, I chose and stamped my "sparkle" sentiment, then cut the two pieces out by hand and attached them to the panel with foam tape. For more sparkle I added some sequins! Last, I matted the panel with fuchsia card stock, then attached it to an A2 white card base.

That's it! I have another paint brush card coming very soon, if it turns out like I envision it. Check back this weekend for that card! Check out our design team's fun ideas for "paintbrush" this week and join us!



ElizStewart said...

Carol... such a fantastic story you are telling with this image! Love the thought of painting on the tulips. Colors are fantastic!

Carol said...

Thank you Elizabeth! Painting on the tulips like you said would be like those coloring books with a brush and water and when you brushed over the page the picture appeared!

Lisa Kind said...

I've seen so many of these paintbrush cards, and yours is so pretty! I love the colors and the silver accents. Beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This turned out amazing! Love how you cover the paper like it was painted

Lisa Elton said...

This is incredible, Carol! I love the tulips and wash of pretty colors flowing from your paintbrush! Thanks for you kind words about my card. THIS is frameworthy too, my friend!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Absolutely amazing! I love how this looks like the brush actually painted that background and the added splatters. So cool with the flowers and leaves emerging from the paint.

Carol said...

Thanks so much ladies!

Bobby said...

What an amazing card, Carol. You have a magic paintbrush there that not only emits paint but also lovely tulips. So creative and lovely,

Nancy said...

I really think you did a great job with this card, Carol. The color combo and matching greeting are perfect together. The pops of silver were a nice touch too! I bet it was fun to do!

cm said...

Love what you've done with the artful tulips brush; the results are, indeed, artsy awesome! Gorgeous!

Ina G said...

Simply swooning over this beauty Carol. So creative and THAT pink just sparkles. Love it!