I hope you are all doing well. Today I am back with another birthday card for a crafty friend of mine.
Here is my card for today.
I started off by stamping the Hero Arts Mother’s Day floral image onto some Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock using Versamark ink. I used my MISTI so that I could get a good impression. And then I simply turned the card 180 degrees and stamped the image also at the other end. I added white embossing powder and heat set it.
I then set about watercolouring the floral image using Distress Inks which I did by using the wet on wet technique so that it stayed fairly fluid. When I had finished, I wondered about adding a blue watercolour wash for the background but in the end decided to go for a sepia look. I felt that this gave the card a vintage feel, a little bit different for a summer card, but still pretty. The watercolour wash was very loosely applied, but a little more ink around the edges of the floral.
I then cut the panel using a stitched rectangle and went in search of a sentiment! This always takes forever and I faff around going through every stamp set I own to see what I think will work and then line them all up on the card and gradually find what I think works best!! A crafters life, always wondering if we are making the right decisions haha!
I heat embossed the sentiment in gold powder. I wanted to tie it in with the sepia feel and I thought gold looked really pretty with it.
Finally I added a few sequins, some craft foam to the back for dimension and popped it onto an A2 base card.
That finishes the card for today. Thank you, as always, for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment, I always love to hear from you.
I will be taking a little break for a few weeks as I head off on my holidays. Wishing you all a great few weeks and happy crafting!
Stamps: Avery Elle Mother’s Day, Hero Arts Lia Griffith Just For You
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed
Cardstock: Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock, White 300gsm cardstock for the base
Other: Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, MISTI, Craft Foam, Sequins from stash, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Double Sided Adhesive Tape