Would you say you have a creative passion in your life? If you do, you are one lucky person…
Today’s card directs you to live with passion, laugh out loud and love deeply. Three excellent ideas for a happy life.
Here’s today’s card…
Did those colors wake you up? It was an experiment trying to get a loose sunset and position her to look like she’s kicking up water. Whether I actually achieved that or not, I do like the end product. This stamp set (Beautiful You) is just so versatile as is the High Tide set (birds).
This week, probably Friday but I’ll announce it on my facebook page as an event, I plan to show in a live video how I do these watercolor backgrounds…so stay tuned for that. It has become a constant inquiry on this blog and it’s high time I just made time to show the steps and give some tips.
Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…
- Paper: Whisper White, Natural White and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper and Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper
- Ink: Archival Basic Black
- Stamps: Beautiful You and High Tide
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: Strip Adhesive, Water Color Pencils, Ken Oliver’s Color Burst concentrated powder (Amazon)
- The Natural White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
- The Basic Black layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
- The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″. This layer needs to be done at least a day prior to using it. It should dry naturally. Spritz water color paper with water and then spray your colors while it is wet. If you want to move the color, spray more water. Pick up the paper and let the color move around to create shades of different colors. I try to limit myself to just three colors and let the water color paper and water do the magic. You can also re-spritz and add more color or use a tissue to remove puddles.
- Once your water color paper is dry, stamp the girl, sentiment and birds in Basic Archival Black.
- Stamp the girl on a piece of DSP that would work for a dress pattern. Fussy cut the dress and attach over stamped image with multipurpose glue. I added some shading with a darker colored water color pencil to her dress and hat. Also Calypso Coral was used lightly for skin tones. Add adhesive strip to the back of this piece and attach over Basic Black layer.
- Inside there is a layer of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″. Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black. Add a strip from the original water color paper at bottom with multipurpose glue.
- You can see the birds were added to the envelope to coordinate with the card front.
This stamp set has seen a lot of ink. Cards sent out using this stamp set have garnered praises from those who have received them…this one is a winner!
Lots of activity here at the studio…finishing 20+ baby shower invites, 25 swap cards for this weekend, planning classes for the following week and attending a stamping event in Nashville this weekend…not to mention a new project for each day in between. Plenty of things to do and lots of new product to get it done with…heaven!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you might have learned something new or been inspired by what you’ve seen. Thanks too for those of you who have shopped online with me!
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
and it does.
Stay inky…be HaPpY!