I created this card for my eldest son who is going on a retreat next month. It is actually a surprise. Good thing, he doesn't read my blog so it should still be a surprise.
Other than creating this card with a masculine touch, I want to play with my Concord & 9th supplies, and hopefully be able to participate in their current challenge on watercolor. I am using the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf stamp set for this card which comes with a watercolor wash stamp. Using a Strathmore watercolor paper, I inked the watercolor wash stamp with Tim Holtz Distress ink in different green shades. I used the Misti Stamping Tool to re-stamp the image several times. The first time I stamped the image is all pure distress ink on the stamp. I re-inked the image, spritz water to it and re-stamped it. I repeated this process once more without re-inking the image this time to create some shade variations. If I have some un-inked areas, I re-inked that area of the stamp then re-stamped it.
After I have covered up the panel with the watercolor wash stamped images. I lined up the outline leaf stamp to the watercolor wash impression. I stamped the leaf with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Since this is a large, detailed stamp, I had to re-stamp it a couple of times. I trimmed off an 8th of an inch around the sides and adhered it to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" black cardstock.
I used the Concord and 9th Love You So die to create the main sentiment. I cut a green shimmer cardstock. The you sentiment is from the Concord & 9th Map Love stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder on a black cardstock. I adhered the Love die cut next to it. I trimmed the black cardstock and adhered this to the center of the watercolor panel. I drew a line close to the edge of this sentiment block using a black Sakura Glaze pen. I adhered some Doodlebug enamel dots on the top right.
As last embellishment, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze White Blizzard to the letters. At first, I thought, I just ruined the whole card by adding this thick blob of shimmer glue. After setting it aside to dry then coming back to it, look at the shimmer and glitter effect it created. Very pretty! I adhered this panel to a top folding A2 note card to finish off the project
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Maria Giselle B.
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