Monday, February 6, 2017

It's the little things... Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this one layer, It's the little things... Card.

To make this card I used two GORGEOUS Jane's Doodles stamp sets: 'Lily' and 'You Got This'. Love them!!! :o)

For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper. heat embossed in white lilies directly on the card base, creating lilies frame. I also did some masking, because I didn't want lilies to overlap.

In the top left corner my heat embossing didn't went well and there were some gaps in lines on lilies. I used VersaMark Watermark Pen to fix that. I traced gaps in lines with the pen, sprinkled everything with embossing powder, heat set it... Fixed!! :o)
Tip: When heat embossing in white and your image doesn't have crisp lines and/or has gaps, you don't have watermark pen, Misti or similar product, you don't want to stamp over the image again, you can use white gel pen to fix that. I tried it with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen and it worked perfectly every time. :o)

Then I stamped a sentiment in the center of the card with a black ink. Same as in previous step, there were some gaps on bold letters. I hid all those tiny gaps with black pens (permanent fine liners). This happens on the mixed paper I use. It's textured and sometimes ink just doesn't go where it should. :o)

Next up was coloring. I watercolored the card front with Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber. I dried the card with Heat It Tool and watercoloring, drying layer between, until I was satisfied with the look. I dried the card and splattered it with same Distress Inks mixed with a bit of water.
Tip: When splattering your projects, you'll get best results on a dry surface. From my experience, splattering with Distress Inks, acrylic paint etc. on a wet project doesn't work.

As a finishing touch, I coated lilies and sentiment with glossy Wink of Stella. Love the shimmer!! :o)

Card dimensions: 140 mm x 108 mm (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Lily' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'You Got This' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Pen
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • bone folder
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Marabu fine flat paint brush no. #6
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 5/0
  • water
  • paper towels
  • scrap paper (for masking)
  • scissors

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #227 - Make Your Mark
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, February 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

At the end of this post...
Jane announced a winner from our latest Blog Hop today (see here). Thanks everyone for hopping with us and your kind comments. :o)

That would be all from me today. Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Very pretty, Milka and i like the Color - i´m ready for spring !!

  2. I already admired your card on Jane's blog, WOW!!! Such wonderful design! Love it very much!!!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the cheerful yellow watercolouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  4. Milka, I love yellow and I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!



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