Hi Stampers, wow, here’s 8 new card ideas for you today.
Sorry for being quiet for a bit. I have a severe allergy to perfume and it got triggered big time at the end of last week….It’s taken me until today, along with a Steroid Puffer and 4 days on the couch, to even feel like blogging. I wanted to do a video for you for these cards, but I can talk about 3 words before I try and cough up a lung!…..so maybe some other time haha. I think I can give you a detailed description of how to do them and you can run with it.
I made these cards when Shelagh was visiting and we made quite a mess between the two of us LOL, and we had some major inky fingers too!….always a good day when that happens!
We started with Watercolour paper cut 3 x 4 and we die cut the tops and the leaves.
Place them on a protective surface, and use reinkers and an aqua pen to watercolor them:
Once they were dry, we put a second coat on: as you know, watercolouring often dries quite a bit lighter.
Colours we used:
We used paint wells: add about 10 drops of reinker and about 3 drops of water for each colour:
- Leaves: Emerald Envy, Old Olive, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight a Mint Macaron (pick a couple of colours for each set of leaves)
- Flowers: Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum, Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder.
Don’t be afraid to mix them up, (on the paper, not the ink, LOL) we got some really cool flowers by putting colours together we would not have normally tried. Old Olive and Melon Mambo ended up making a beautiful Pinkish coloured flower, as did Bermuda Bay combined with Mint Macaron. Also try different layers of the same colour it provides nice depth.
Then it was time to start putting the cards together and seriously, I think we used everything in my studio, I should have taken a photo of the aftermath, but we had wine, haha…..and I forgot.
Left Card: 5-1/2 square card in Rich Razzleberry with an Old Olive Mat. The background is embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder, before I glued a small strip of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate along the bottom and then attached the leaves and flower. The little bird is die cut from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Set.
Top Card: Done in Bermuda Bay and Emerald Envy, background is embossed in Petal Burst again before a strip of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate was attached. The flowers and leaves added and a sentiment cut out of Gold Foil.
Right Card: Done in Bermuda Bay only, the background is the Fabulous Foil designer Acetate of a Kraft base. The sentiment is cut out of watercolor paper so that I could watercolor it the same colors as the flowers, so it’s old olive on top and Bermuda Bay on the bottom.
Middle Card: Done in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party, the background was embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder, we used a brayer to add a little Mint Macaron to it. Then we tore off the top right corner before adding the flowers and a Gold Foil Sentiment.
Right card: Flower is done in Watermelon Wonder. Background designer paper is from Moroccan Designer Paper. It is also on a Kraft card base with a Watermelon wonder Mat and a Burlap Ribbon bow.
Left Card: flower is done in Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Bermuda Bay. The background is the Hardwood background stamp inked in Soft Suede and stamped on Crumb Cake card stock.
Middle Card: The flower is again done in Watermelon Wonder. The background is a piece of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper sponged in Bermuda Bay, the strip down the side is the Neutrals Paper Stack. This one is on a Thick Whisper White card base.
Right Card: The flower is done in Old Olive, and Melon Mambo. Background Paper is again the Neutrals Paper Stack and the card base is Kraft card stock.
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