And More Cards

While my craft room is now mostly complete, I have been super busy and on travel for work, so I still haven’t branched out from making cards – I love how quick and easy it is to work on a card. I also bought a bunch of new supplies lately, and I love trying them out this way. Here are the cards I made last week. The first two are with a fun stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

 

And the last one is with a stamp by Altenew.

I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish. Quick and easy!

This next week is going to be crazy busy too, but I hope to manage to put away all my crafty supplies in my newly assembled furniture, so I can get back to creating next week!

Paint Resist Card

Sharing yet one more card I made for the Merry Making class. At first I wasn’t a fan of this technique – paint resist – but I ended up loving how this card turned out. Still not sure that I will use this technique again, though.

I stamped the pines with distress paint (mowed lawn), then watercolored on top using Kuretake Gansai Tambi, and embellished with Nuvo Drops. (my latest addiction). I love the colors I used for this card!

I added some silver shimmer from the watercolors for extra shine.

Masking with Watercolor Card

I’m still having fun making cards along with the Merry Making class. This one right here uses a masking fluid + watercolor technique, and is the reason I signed up for the class: I love the example card too much! I used a different stamp set for mine that I had in house, and I love how it turned out!!

I used masking fluid and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and the adorable Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set by Avery Elle.

I will definitely be making more winter scenes with this technique!

Lost Without You

I made a quick card tonight, using two stamp sets I recently purchased – Sketchy Florals by Altenew and Otterly Awesome by Ellen Hutson:

So simple and easy! Watercolored with distress inks, and I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish.

My Monthly Hero Kit

As promised, I have a new card to share! It’s the only one I had time to make this weekend, but I love how it turned out! I made it with the October My Monthly Hero kit, which sold out the day it was released, and I am so glad I was able to get mine!

I stamped all the little images on watercolor paper using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored them in with ZIG clean color watercolor brush pens. This card was inspired by May, who is one of the instructors in the Merry Making class I am taking at Online Card Classes (and loving!).

The red background is a card base, blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

Have a lovely week!

Merry Making – Snow Flurry

Here’s the second card I made in the Merry Making class. Here, I tried out this new snow flurry technique with embossing powder – once again, I’m blown away by how amazing this looks and how easy it is!!

It’s hard to photograph this card so here’s the detail:

I’m hoping to squeeze in some more time to catch up with the rest of the lessons. I’m having so much fun!

Merry Making

On the spur of the moment, Monday I signed up for the Merry Making class at Online Card Classes. I have never taken a class there before and decided to sign up because I liked the sneaks, but to be honest I didn’t have too many expectations. Plus, I am still getting settled in the new home and super busy, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do much. But then I started watching the first two videos/examples, and I was blown away!!! I just had to try those techniques! So here are my first two cards. I love that I learned something new, and I love how these cards turned out!

The first card I made is this bokeh background. Love it! I used Distress Oxide inks for the background – peacock feathers, salty ocean, faded jeans and black soot.

 

Check out the next post to see the second card I made!

Hello!

After the death of my previous blog (http://cristinascrap.blogspot.com) when all my hosted images went POOF, I decided to start my own website. I brainstormed a few possible names, and then settled on this one: Paint It Bright. Because I love bright colors – in the clothes I wear  and in the projects I create – and I think having a positive attitude makes things better. Welcome, and please be patient as I work on retrieving the content from my previous blog and setting up this new space.