Many, many thanks to all who have commented on yesterday's post. You've given me a lot to think about, and I'm finding that very helpful. If you haven't commented yet, please do weigh in on my question of how you'd like to see me shake things up on Simplicity...or how you would like me to not shake things up.
At least we know that hardly anyone wants to see unicorns and fairy farts. That's a relief.
Today's two cards show two different techniques using an adorable little envelope stamp from Hero Arts' Love Notes set.
First up, a clean-and-simple faux collage inspired by many different real collage cards.
Y'all, this card makes my heart happy. So simple, so sweet, so heart-bling-y!
The second card didn't make my heart so happy. It started off as an attempt to use frisket...a resist liquid that, when it dries, keeps watercolor off the paper. After the paint dries, you can remove the dry frisket gently from the paper, leaving the white space free of paint.
Unfortunately, though I was gentle as can be, the Tim Holtz white watercolor paper peeled off with the frisket, leaving an unsightly mess. I quickly stamped the envelope on a scrap, cut it out, and glued it over the mess. I was quite disappointed, though, that the frisket damaged the paper.
So one version is crisp and clean and fresh, and the other is soft and sweet and romantic. They use essentially the exact same layout, but they certainly have different moods.
Which do you prefer?
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Hero Arts Love Notes
paper: Papertrey white, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
accessories: Arteza brush watercolor pen, brush, frisket, heart rhinestones