In my last post, I mentioned being inspired by a wonderful card-maker. Here’ another card I made being in my ‘inspired’ state –
Any guesses? Its the amazing Virginia Lu!! Ok, you can stop scratching your head, trying to understand how. I shall tell you – I love love love the way she uses colors in her cards – its really amazing! The more I see her use distress ink, the more I wonder how the hell she came up with the idea and actually turned it into a real card!!
Ok, so let me come back to reality….and my own card (cuz I am sure, anybody could praise her cards and never tire!) My main idea was to make the card as colorful as possible. I have used Hero Arts Night & Day flowers, both the solid and outline stamps in this card.
I used a watercolor panel and my MISTI with the solid stamps, along with distress inks, to create the flower garden. Once I was done with all the stamping, I watercolored the background using more distress inks, trying to keep it a little messy. Once dry, I used white watercolor paint to add a few splatters – I tried creating splatters using water, since I had used distress inks, but that didn’t work – maybe I had already used too much water on the coloring? I don’t know, so anyway, the white paint worked just fine, so no complaints! 🙂 Once dry, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.
I then used a strip of vellum and using the MISTI again, keeping the colorful watercolor paper panel as the base, I stamped the outlines using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I then trimmed the vellum a bit more and cut the bottom at an angle. I adhered the vellum using some gold striped washi tape.
I finally foam mounted the panel on card and added some gold sequins as embellishment.
Submitting my card to Can You CASE It #124: Watercoloring, Virginia’s View Challenge #22 (Summer Challenge): All About Colors (see the irony here??? 😀 ) and A Blog Named Hero: Vellum –
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