August 20, 2016

Card Share Saturday

Hello all and Happy Saturday! It's been a while since I posted on Saturday, but I had time this week to play along with a few card challenges including: the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Mint Owl Studio August Instagram Challenge.

For my first card, I played along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun. I love the Happy Swimmers stamp and die set. In fact, I created another card earlier this summer using this same set. These two little swimmers are just adorable!

Happy Summer Happy Swimmers Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Simon Says Stamps Happy Swimmer Stamps and Dies and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I used Distress Ink and a stencil to create the background. I simply applied more ink at the bottom and blended it to create the dark to light gradient. The coloring was all done using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then popped everything up using some Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares for added dimension.

Happy Summer Happy Swimmers Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Simon Says Stamps Happy Swimmer Stamps and Dies and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

This next card using the Mint Owl Studio Outrageous Owls stamp set. I created this one to play along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make For The Border.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Mint Owl Studio Outrageous Owls Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

I lined up the owls using my MISTI Precision Stamper for placement and created a cute little border with them. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder and then colored them like a Rainbow for the Mint Owl August Instagram Challenge - Rainbow.  As I was coloring them, I made sure to apply the ink so it would blend from one color to the next. I used a small paint brush and water to do the blending.

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Mint Owl Studio Outrageous Owls Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Mint Owl Studio Outrageous Owls Stamps and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by! What card challenge sites do you enjoy? I'd love to learn about them.

If you have any questions about how I created these cards or what colors of ink or markers I used, don't hesitate to ask. 

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3 comments:

  1. I love both of your cards, Juliana! The adorable swimmers are perfect for our Summer Fun theme and I love the water droplet background! The owls card is so pretty. I love the rainbow coloring and the clean and simple design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie ♥

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  2. these are fabulous! I just LOVE the way you did the owl card in a rainbow!

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  3. Love your rainbow border, Juliana - a fun approach to our challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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JULIANA