We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The challenge is for you to use your handwriting as part of the card design. Hand lettering is such a trend nowadays. I stopped doing cursive writing when I was in 4th grade. My handwriting is in print as inspired by my father, who is an engineer, and who has a handwriting so lined up, he does not need a ruled paper. Modesty aside, I would get complements for my font-like handwriting. But with the cursive trend nowadays, I wished I spent a bit more time in cursive writing. I can’t have everything but I can definitely practice cursive handwriting.
Back to the card, I am playing with a new supply I bought from our local art store, ArtMart. It is a heavy vellum with the brand name of Clearprint. I printed the image supplied by our sponsor for the challenge, Rick St. Dennis, on this heavy vellum and on a watercolor paper. I am planning to layer these papers and just see what will be the effect.
I colored the images using Zig Clean Color markers. I did not use a waterbrush in coloring the images since I want the colors to be bold. I applied a wash of watercolor to the background on the watercolor paper using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor, being careful not to have the waterbrush touch the colored images. The Zig markers I used are water-based. The color will bleed into anything wet. Ask me how I now (wink)? I did not add color to the background of the vellum paper since the color on the watercolor paper is showing through the vellum.
I am using a postage stamp edged die from Mama Elephant Peek-a-Frame Creative Cuts. I die cut a cream cardstock using this die. I trimmed the colored panels to fit this stamped edged panel but I had to line up the images first, secure the sides with a non-tacky tape before using a trimmer. I added some gold embossing to the edges of the vellum paper by running an edge at time through a Versamark pad, then pouring Wow! Gold Pearl embossing powder before heat setting it. Just an added touch. I added my handwriting to the vellum paper. I practiced first on scrap paper, and when I was happy with how the sentiment looked, I positioned the vellum on top of this practice handwritten sentiment and traced it with a black Sakura Glaze pen. My sentiment is inspired by the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s movie ‘You’ve Got Mail.’
I adhered the vellum piece on top of the watercolor piece using a Kool Tak clear foam roll tape, cutting it into small pieces and adhering it to the back of the vellum piece. As for the top part, I just adhered it straight on to the watercolor paper by applying dots of liquid adhesive to the back of my handwritten sentiment. I adhered this to the postage stamp die cut.
I cut a reddish-purple cardstock from Stampin’ Up to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” panel. I dry embossed this with an embossing folder. I adhered this to a top folding A2 sized note card, then adhered the postage stamp panel onto this embossed panel.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. Please join us in Incy Wincy’s Current Challenge. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed and brilliant day!
Maria Giselle B.