Two quick cards

My mother sent me a gift - the Melody Ross ChipArt starter set that is for sale at HSN. If you want the set, the price is amazing. I decided that I would make my mom a thank you card with some of the chipboard and tools in the set.
Stamping into the chipboard was pretty easy, but I was at a loss as to how to color it.  The Melody Ross site suggested that I paint it, then glaze it with a contrasting color, and wipe away the glaze leaving the darker glaze color in the embossed areas.  I have paint, so I gave it a try.  I didn't have regular glaze, so I mixed my paint with sparkle varnish instead.  The results were not that great, so I took glitter pens and filled in the embossed areas that way.
The paper is my very last sheet of my favorite CTMH paper, Discovery.  This is not my best card ever, but my mom will understand.  My mom is like that.  It sparkles, but you can't see it.  That is the downside of scanners.
I had a lot of the glaze left, so I spread it on the base of the second one layer card that I had printed out but hadn't colored yet.  I started with just the Bandanna technique, but my glitter pens were right there, so I threw in some color, too.
Now, I know this looks like the blue color is grainy, but those grains are actually glitter.  Here is a closeup with the light hitting it at an angle.  It's really very sparkly.
I'm liking the one layer card.  I may make more.

Timeless Tuesday - Spring
CupCake Craft - in the garden
Stamp with Fun - green and pink (first card)
Magic in the air - embossing
Creative Inspirations - glitter

Juliet Arrighi


Liza said...

Two great cards. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Jeanie Callaghan said...

So interesting how you did all of that - and substituted things that worked. I'm glad to see you back.

Vicky said...

cute :) what a nice mom you have.

Myrna said...

I love what you did with the blue card and bird.

Tammylee said...

I too love the blue card! Both are great projects! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

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Faye said...

This is a beautiful project, really pretty. I love your take on our In The Garden theme. Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week. x

Delphine said...

Beautiful cards, Juliet, and the blue is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Jenni said...

Love your cards. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this time at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

Beach Cat ! said...

You are making me want to get one ... fighting the urge. Your one layer cards are so very pretty. Great technique to make postcards.

Gloria Westerman said...

How cute!!!! love the 2nd card....thank you for playing with us at PCC..

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute... thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

trisha too said...

It's so hard to get a good shot of glitter--I like how you showed the card in two shots like that, it's really pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous work great colours thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Julie said...

Great cards this week, thanks for playing along at Paper Cupcakes.

Shelley Whiting said...

I love all the detail and whimsy in your work. Very cool.