All week the Design Team wil be showcasing projects on the blog with a family and friendship theme.
I wanted a happy and bright card to give to my mother-in-law, so here it is:
I’ve been inspired by the gals from latest Online Card Class – Watercolor for Cardmakers, that I thought I’d try my hand on one of the techniques they showcased.
I love Bristol paper. It’s a great weight – somewhere between the thickness of Neenah cardstock and watercolor paper. And if you plan on doing light watercoloring as on this card, I think it’s a perfect paper to use. It will slightly buckle but you can put the paper under a few heavy books once dried to flatten it out.
On Bristol paper panel, I stamped the tulip image from Garden Blooms (30-215) with black ink. I then pressed various shades of pink Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry) on a large arcrylic block. You can also just press the ink directly on a craft sheet. With a wet brush, I colored the tulips. I first primed the area I wanted to color with water and then proceeded to add color – from light to dark). I did the same with the stems using various shades of green Distress Ink (Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn).
Once dried, I proceeded to color the background. Again, I primed the areas I focused on to color with just water and then added color. The Distress Inks that I used were Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass. I let the panel dry and mounted it on a slightly larger card panel matching the color of the tulips.
I wrapped green jute string towards the bottom of the panel and added “mom” from the clear set Sentiments (30-025). I then stamped the rest of my sentiment from Birthday Wishes (30-229) on my card base. I then added the card panel above the sentiment to complete the card.
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Hope you enjoy your week!