Saturday, October 25, 2014

Watercolor Blessings

Hi! It's Gracie, and today I have a card to share with you, a watercolored card.

Watercoloring is very relaxing. I had not made a watercolored card in a while, so I enjoyed making this card a lot!

I started off by heat embossing in white some pears from Inky Antics Holy Spirit's Fruit stamp set. I stamped the images trying to form an opened frame.

Then I started painting the pears with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I usually don't color directly on the image, instead I color on a scrap piece of paper, and just pick up the colors with a wet brush, that way I don't leave pencil traces on my final image. I used various tones of greens and browns to achieve these shades.

Once done, I went ahead and die cut the colored piece of cardstock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. The die cutting and embossing helps flatten the cardstock.

Next I heat embossed in Gold Detail a verse from the same stamp set on Heavyweight Vellum. I added the vellum across the watercolored layer, horizontally, and tucked the ends on the back.

Finally I mounted the colored layer on a leather textured card base, in sand beige, which matches the tones of the pears perfectly. To complete my design I added some Baby Pearls - LeCreme on each corner of the vellum layer.

I hope you like my card. I enjoyed making it very much.

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1 comment:

joy said...

I really like this card! The softness is very appealing and paired with a great verse!