It's me & my husband's 15th wedding anniversary yesterday. I finished creating this card only today so I was a bit late to hand the card to him.
I took the leaf stamps from Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set and from the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms stand alone die set. I created by own stamps by die cutting fun foam using the dies. This is a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire (http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2015/10/video-stretching-holiday-supplies-blog-hop-giveaway.html. ) I also gave my fun foam stamps a 'hair-cut' based from Jennifer's tutorial. Although mine didn't come out perfect since the some part of the leaf spine was left uncut on the fun foam.
I chose the colors from my variety of ink pads, ranging from Hero Arts, Close To My Heart and Altenew. I randomly stamped the leaves on watercolor paper with the intent of making the leaves come from a center point of the panel. Aside from the various ink colors and various shades of colors, I also double stamped some images and used second generation stamping on some. This created more color shades as if I have a wider variety of ink pads.
I applied watercolor to the leaves. Hero Arts does not react to water compared to the other two brands of ink that I used. I watercolored the background with a wash of gray, being careful not to reactivate the inked stamped leaves so no bleeding will occur.
I die cut a circle on the watercolored panel. I traced this circle with a pencil onto a dark brown cardstock. This is where the sentiment will peek through the watercolored panel. I treated the area with a powder tool. I did some masking on the sentiment stamp in the Bold Blooms stamp set. I stamped the word 'happy' using Versamark ink and embossed it using white powder. Using an MFT stamp set, I stamped '15th' with Versamark and embossed it with Wow! Rich Gold powder. The word 'anniversary' came from a Technique Tuesday stamp set. After stamping this with Versamark ink, I embossed this in white powder. I treated the cardstock with the powder tool in between stamping.
I sprayed the brown cardstock with mixed water and Ranger Pearl powder. I dried this with the the heat gun. I adhered the watercolored panel to the brown cardstock making sure the sentiment is showing thru the circle window. I in-laid a gold circle die cut to accent the circle. I adhered some Doodlebug sequins for added embellishment. I adhered this panel to a white note card.
Thanks for viewing my blog.
Maria Giselle B.
Stamp: Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms, MFT First Place Award, Technique Tuesday Say-It Happy
Die: Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossom, MFT Circle Stax
I am submitting this creation to:
|CHALLENGE: Wonderful Watercolor|