Friday, May 3, 2013

Watercolor Polaroid

I promised to show you one of my club cards for this weekend. The inspiration for this card came from the fabulous Julie Ebersole - you will see a strong resemblance between her card and the focal point of mine. I added a couple elements with the dry embossed background and additional color for the card base. I'm entering in two challenges today: Friday Mashup (embossing) and CAS-ual Fridays (from their tic-tac-toe challenge I used kraft + bling + embossing).

This card started out by the faux Polaroid I found on Pinterest. However, the person who made that used Nestabilities and SU doesn't have anything that would work (yet.... hint, hint). So I went searching online for a tutorial and came across Julie's card. I fell in love with it right away - but for her faux Polaroid she used a punch, and ours isn't nearly big enough. What's a demo to do? Figure out how to make it myself! And now I get to share it with you. Here's how to do it:
1. Cut Whisper White card stock into a piece 3” x 3 3/8”.
2. Position card stock on paper trimmer with the short side at the top and the right edge aligned with the 1/4” mark to the right of the cutting area.
3. Using the arrow on the cutting blade, position the blade 1/4” from the top of the paper and cut until you reach 2 5/8”.
4. Turn the paper to continue cutting out the center, leaving 1/4” on each side.
The watercoloring on the punched heart follows Julie's technique. I mixed Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple ink (about 3 drops from the reinkers) with about 5-6 drops of water in an artist's palette. I started with the lightest color at the top and worked my way down. Once the heart was dry I used the two-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds to add some sparkle. I got mini clothespins at the craft store (ahem) and clipped my heart to some twine, then attached it to my frame with 1/8" brads. The Crumb Cake background is simply embossed with the hexagon folder and adhered to a primrose card base; I put the paper into the embossing folder sideways to leave the bottom plain for the sentiment, which comes from Lovely Thoughts.
Ready to try it yourself? I know there are endless possibilities for using the Polaroid in cards and projects. If you make something I hope you'll share it with me!


Lisa said...

Very nice card with the touch of embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.

Heidi Baks said...

Adorable, Lori! Love the heart hanging on the line. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Julie S said...

What a pretty card! I love the watercolor effect on your heart and how it dangles from the clothesline. :)

Deb said...

Gorgeous watercoloring! And I love your added sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lili said...

I love your card Lori! The heart hanging on the twine is a great detail. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!
Hugs ;)

Amy White said...

What a sweet card! Love the watercoloured heart dipped in glitter! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your card - the pinned heart is darling!

Kelly Griglione said...

Just gorgeous. Love the way you made your heart, and the Polaroid! So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Katherine said...

What a great card! I just did this same technique for my upcoming SAS Card. Sometimes you just gotta get creative!