Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Michelle Williams. Before we show you Michelle’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hello! I’m Michelle from Brisbane, Australia. You could have knocked me down with a feather when I was invited to be featured on Paper Crafters Library! What an honour! A little about me – I have crafted my whole life long, but became seriously addicted to card making when my eldest daughter started school seven years ago. It took me a couple of years to find my own style. When I stumbled across the clean and simple (CAS) style, and then one-layer cards, which I found particularly challenging, I knew I had found my niche. It took me forever to gain confidence in putting stamp to paper for a one-layer card, but over time I have discovered that stamping with confidence is the key – I get the best results when I don’t hesitate! I still experiment, but most cards I make will fall into a CAS style, even when I’m watercolouring!
Thank You Card and Bookmark Gift Set
For my projects today, I have chosen to focus on my favourite style – ultra-CAS one-layer cards, but also make a version with a few layers for those who like CAS style, but don’t feel comfortable with the one-layer format. The first two projects are exactly the same, using different colours. I created these card and bookmark gift-tag sets as end of year teacher presents. Inside the boxes are tubes of hand cream in the same colours as the flowers on the cards.
For the third project, I added a few layers. On all three cards, the flower is the focal point, brightly coloured with a simple sentiment. I coloured using Copics on all three projects. This is a new skill for me and I’m slowly improving!
When you look at my supply list you will find that I have used products from multiple companies, and this is my usual style – I use what I like and often mix products up to achieve the look I’m after.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Blended Bloom, Janes Doodles Pretty Peonies, WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals (sentiment), Papertrey Ink Botanical Blocks (sentiment and dots)
Dies: Nestabilities circles, Papertrey Ink Bookmark
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card: Simon Says Stamp #120lb, Papertrey Ink Hisbiscus Burst, Stampin’ Up Basic Black
Copics: R20, R22, R24, Y21, Y26, YR14, BG11, BG13, BG15, RV13, RV14, RV17
I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today. It’s been an absolute thrill for me to be here!
We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Michelle Williams. Be sure to stop by Michelle’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Michelle on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.