Monday, July 6, 2020

Color Inspired One Layer Card

Hello! This is the second of a series featuring products from my newly acquired craft items. I am using a stamp from The Stamping Village Thinking of You clear stamp set. This is an amazing stamp set which consists of different stamps from different companies. Best of all, a part of the sale goes to Save The Children Organization. I am using the stamp by Hero Arts.

I created this card to meet three challenge blogs requirements:
  • For the A Blog Named Hero, the challenge is Combine Old & New. I am using an old HA stamp Tiny Flags with the TSV Thinking of You HA stamp. 
  • For the Hero Arts Stay Crafty With Hero Challenges, the challenge is One Layer Card.
  • For the IG Karin Markers #KarinColors featuring the colors Egyptian Blue 305, Red 209 and Cool Grey1 160

I trimmed a Canson watercolor paper to 4 1/4" x 11", scoring it in half at 5 1/5". I stamped the image on the card front using Versafine Onyx Black ink, heat setting it to dry the ink. I masked the area using a full adhesive Post-it Note. 

I applied the color to the rubber stamp by rubbing the Karin Marker nib on the stamp. I lightly spritz this with water then placed the card front on top of the stamp. I gently rub the paper with my fingers then lift the paper off the stamp. I heat set this to dry. I rotated the stamp and repeated the process.

I removed the masking paper and sadly, the colors bled under the masking paper. I had a hard time lifting off the color from the paper so I just let this be for now.

Moving on, I colored the images with Karin Markers. I used paints from Finetec Coliro Watercolor Pearl Gold and Silver Set to color the stars and add shimmer to the bold hero sentiment. 

I drew a line to create a border around the stamped image. To hide the color bleed, I painted the background of the stamped image with the KM Cool Grey1 which turned out too dark. Since I am having difficulties lifting off the color, I painted white over this background using Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. 

My 15 year old said this card looks like a flag. Very timely since I created this card during 4th of July. Just late in posting since I work the weekends. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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