Welcome back for Day 2 of our Cosmo Cricket collaboration week! Each day this week we'll have two or three team members sharing projects featuring Cosmo Cricket and Neat & Tangled. The team has enjoyed working with Cosmo Cricket projects immensely and it shows, we have so much great inspiration to share with you this week!
Every good collaboration need a couple prizes, right? We've got a great little bundle of Cosmo Cricket goodies to share with one of you. Just leave a comment on each post this week and we'll pick a winner and announce them next week.
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Today Emily and Daria are sharing with us. First up is Emily:
My card features the Swatch Sticks, which are essentially adorable and portable watercolour sticks! The set comes with 12 colours and a water brush. They flow seamlessly from one colour to the next for a perfect ombre rainbow effect. I partially die cut the stitched circle from the Making Waves Dies, as well as the waves from Mermazing, and you can see in the photo below that only the top half of the dies are cut, allowing just the tops of them to be popped up with foam tape.
After wetting the cardstock with the water brush that comes with the set, I swiped the Swatch Sticks directly across the sun, as well as the waves and the darker water on the sides of the sun. I used one colour at a time, starting from the lightest colour in the set to the darkest red. Then I used two turquoises and two blues for the water.
Basically, I used two sticks and four colours each, for both the sun and the water. I also used the water brush that comes with the set to do some light blending between the colours but I didn't have to do too much. Wetting the cardstock before applying colour did most of the work for me! I smooshed the colours on my Ranger craft sheet and used the water brush to colour the whale and starfish from Mermazing.
Next up is Daria:
Hi, everyone, for today's post, I come up with three simple to make, but still eye-catching cards. Seriously, I just couldn't stop playing with Cosmo Cricket goodies... They work so well with Neat and Tangled sentiments.
I wanted to show how to make simple yet bright cards using Cosmo Cricket Art Deck Book.
To start of, I choose three designs from the Art Deck Book, and colored them with different mediums: distress inks, watercolors, Cosmo Cricket Swatch Sticks and Pixie Paint.
While my colored panels were drying, I heat embossed different sentiments from Neat and Tangled Awesome and Celebrate Stamps Sets.
The Love Card turned out very graphic and modern. To achieve that look, I colored only some sections of the letters. I think, the sentiment "Me & You" in black and white compliments it nicely.
I also die-cut Awesome Nice and Neat Dies from gold metallic cardstock to add to one of my cards. It turned out very soft and elegant.
And of course, I couldn't pass on making a dreamy starry background. With pre-resisted cards from Cosmo Cricket Art Deck, it took only a few minutes to make.
So, I made three different cards. Which one you like the most? :) Btw, they are turned out to be square ones - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 to fit colored panels perfectly :)
I made a processing video, as it is mostly coloring, I haven't done a voice over, but I hope you will enjoy, feel free to ask any questions - I will be happy to help.
I had a lot of fun playing with Cosmo Cricket goodies... And there are still plenty of designs left... Awesome when you need a fast card... You can find a full list of supplies on my blog.
Be sure to leave a comment and come back tomorrow for more inspiration from our Design Team. At the end of the week one lucky commenter will win a Cosmo Cricket prize pack!