This is the last card I made using the principle taught in the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory. This card uses the analogous colors discussed in Day 2, which means that you take 3 to 4 colors side-by-side on the wheel to create your color scheme.
I love the beautiful fall feel to this color combination. I stamped Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers onto some Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I always love the look of gold embossing powder, but I think it particularly enhances the colors of this card.
This card uses orange, yellow/orange, yellow, and yellow/green from the color wheel. The background was a light wash of yellow and was applied before stamping the image. I varied the intensity or hues of the color to give variation to the flowers. Once the watercolor was completed I splattered gold metallic paints from the FineTec M600 watercolor set.
The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Sakura, with the smaller secondary sentiments from Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday. Both were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.
The image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.
- Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
- Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
- Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
- Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
- Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose
- Darice Sticky Back Foam
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- VersaMark Ink
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
- FineTec M600 Metallic Gold Watercolors