Hey Everyone!!! EK here today sharing a card I created to help beat those winter blues. I am so over grey skies and winter sludge, that I find myself creating projects these days infused with some much needed color. Today’s card might be overly bright, but it is also an excellent way to beat the mid-winter slump.
Step 1 – To create this card, cut watercolor paper into a 6″x6″ square. Stamp the new Krista Schneider Stripes Background Stamp in Archival Black Ink, using a stamping platform.
Step 2 – Using watercolors (Kuretake Gansi Tambi watercolors used here), boldly watercolor between the lines, moving in a rainbow color pattern. Coloring from the bottom, start with blue and move into purple, red violet, red, orange, yellow, green and returned to blue.
Step 3 – Spray the whole project with water, saturating it. Move the paper in different directions so that the watercolors can blend into each other. Dab off extra water with a paper towel, leaving the blotting texture behind.
Step 4 – Adhere the watercolor paper to a 6″x6″ card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add a black frame onto the watercolor paper made from Black Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut using a large square die such as the Dashing Squares die set.
Step 5 – To create the flowers, stamp Krista Schneider’s new Garden Party stamp onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using alcohol marker-friendly ink such as Memento in Tuxedo Black. Color the images in bold, bright colors. (Copics used here.)
Color combinations used:
Orange- YR16, YR07, R05
Red- R14, R29, R89
Pink- RV23, RV25, RV29
Purple- V01, V04, V06
Blue- B12, B18
Green- YG11, YG06, G05
Yellow- Y13, Y35, Y38
Step 6 – Die cut the images using the coordinating Garden Party die set.
Step 7 – Add the bushel of flowers to the watercolor background using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add the individual images to the corners of the card using 3D tape.
Step 8 – Stamp the sentiments and butterfly from Krista Schneider Plant, Grow & Bloom clear stamp set using black ink.
Step 9 – To finish the card, add some white hand-drawn dots around the black frame using a white gel pen.
Hope this card brightens you day! If you make your own version of a bright bold card, make sure you share it on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook page!
140lb watercolor paper
Archival Jet Black Ink
MISTI or other stamping platform
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
White Gel Pen