This is a card I made while traveling in our fifth wheel trailer. It is much more of a challenge, because I don’t have everything at my fingertips and I only brought a few stamps. I did bring my new Karin Brushmarkers and used them to color this beautiful image from Penny Black.
I stamped the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink because it can be used with watercolors. To ensure it was completely dry I used my heat gun for a few seconds. The stamp really gives the shadows to each of the petals, so it is an easy image to watercolor. I added the concentrated color at the base of each petal and then pulled it out with a watercolor brush. After everything was dry I added another layer to intensify the colors.
I decided to frame the image using Mama Elephant’s Artist Mat. The challenge was that it didn’t leave a lot of room for a sentiment, and I hadn’t brought with me a small hello stamp. So it was off the Michael’s to see what they had. I found the Recollections Friendship stamp set that had the perfect small sentiment.
The mat was adhered to the watercolor image using 3M Foam Tape for added dimension. Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase. The final embellishment was to scatter a few black sequins and the card was done.
- Penny Black Full of Glee
- Recollections Friendship
- Mama Elephant Artist Mat
- Karin Brushmarkers: 075 Burgundy, 209 Red, 281 Olive Green, 210 Apple
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
- Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
- Recollections Assorted Jewels
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue