Saturday, January 2, 2016

Just Us Girls #324 Word Week

Hello, crafty friends!  It's a new year and time to get back in the papercrafting groove!  I hope your holidays have held every single thing you'd hoped for as you prepared for them! And, HAPPY, HAPPY 2016, while I'm at it! Wishing you good things in this year, all year through!
The JUST US GIRLS team is happy to be back with you after our break!  Check out our new, clean and creative BLOG look! It's fresh and pretty!  Nancy is our challenge host this week, and her words are THANK YOU!  Really great for this time of year!  We also want to welcome TWO guest designers, Vicki and Deepti to the team this month! Don't miss their creations!

 I'm actually making 8 similar cards as a set to give to a friend so I'll show you two of the cards that I have made.  I used a new Simon Says  Stamp set for Valentine's Day. It's called Roses for You.  The sentiments are from Paper Smooches and ???? (not sure about the other one). My card bases are water color paper. I used fabulous dies from My Favorite Things to cut my main panel and stamped the rose images in Versamark then embossed in white embossing powder.  I used Distress Markers to color the flowers then added a little water with a paint brush to move the colors a bit for blending. Then I cut another layer of cardstock or dp with another die to 'frame' my focal image, stamped the sentiment. Oh yes, I also put the panel back in the die and used a stencil brush to brush in some Pool Party. (An old technique that I still love!)
Here's another in aqua and orange. I'll show more another time~~
In the mean time, we'd love to see what you create for the word challenge this week, and DO check out our blog (linked at top of post) for inspiration!!
You can enter until 9 pm ET on Thursday, Jan. 7, so please do!
Have a great day!


*Vicki* said...

I really love the way you've colored this card with those flowers! What a stunning design! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love how you blended the colors! You've been very quiet over the holidays -- I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Chris D. said...

OMG! These cards are so stinkin' adorable! Love the water colored flowers and all the different frame dies you layered.

Lisa Kind said...

Beautifully done! Love the technique to color them! That's a great set too and it's so funny we both used it!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great design on these! Love those flowers and how you used the Distress markers and water, beautiful results!

Nancy said...

These are stunning Cheryl! I am always so delighted to see what you are doing! Happy New Year to you!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love both color combos. That is a super cute stamp.

Ina G said...

Super flowers and such a colourful creation. Love the layout!

Deepti said...

These are so very very stunning :) love them !


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