Sunday, July 29, 2018
Happy Birthday-Just Us Girls Challenge
My second card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. I have been stuck in a coloring rut lately. It seems that anytime I stamp an image I automatically reach for my Copic markers. I have been trying to get myself to branch out and try to watercolor more. So, when I saw the inspiration photo I thought it would be a good time for me to actually challenge my watercoloring skills. To create my card I started with some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I inked up the Stampin' UP French Script background stamp using Tim Holtz black soot ink and spritzed it with my mini mister to give it a nice loose look on the text since I was going to be stamping it sideways onto my A2 card base. Using some Canson coldpress watercolor paper I stamped the pretty poppies and leaves from the Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set and the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Botanical Silhouettes stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I covered all of the stamped images with Zing clear embossing powder and heat set them. Using an inexpensive watercolor set I picked up at Hobby Lobby I watercolored the images and set it aside to dry. Once dry I die cut it down into a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I added popped the panel up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added some clear rhinestones by Recollections to the center of the poppies and a few Nuvo crystal drops in ebony black around the panel to finish this card off. I hope you like it.