The projects showcase different techniques or styles that you can use for cardmaking. The first one is called loosely painted roses..which is one of my favourite style of painting. I love the way the brush strokes are relaxed and I really get to let go as I paint the image.
PROJECT#1- Loosely painted roses
For this card, I first masked the middle of the card front with a post it note. Then using Stamplorations Radiant Roses I stamped the image 4 times ensuring that the large rose was positioned at each corner of the square. After stamping each corner, I removed the post-it note and began painting the image with distress inks by Ranger. Colours used were Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Candied Apple, Scattered Straw.
Once I completed painting the flowers, I then stamped the masked off area with the Stamplorations Imagine stamp set. I chose the message 'Power to Imagine ' I then added a border of black and white twine, which was wrapped 3 times in the shape of a square and adhered with mini glue dots.
For effect I adhered the card front to a black background with a pretty die cut stitched border. Here is another look at the card again.
PROJECT#2- No line colouring with Prismacolor Colour Pencils
This gorgeous card features the Stamplorations Christmas Candles- Large .
The image was stamped with Memento Dandelion ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.
Colour Pencils used
Starting with the candles I used a light pressure to add the deepest colours to the candle and from there I continued to apply heavier pressure until I achieved the desired effect. For the candle I added a touch of red and green to make the cream candle a little more festive.
Now to colour the leaves I decided to outline all of the leaves in brown so I could see them better and colour them a lot easier.
I wanted to emphasise the yellow tones of the card, so I added a gold frame around the image and glued it onto a white card front. Here is another look at it.
PROJECT#3- One stamp background
For my 3rd project I did a card with Painted diecut words framed on a stamped background.
This was a little more intricate than the first , requiring multiple steps. First I did an all over stamped backgound using a stamp from Stamplorations Christmas bell Medley and coloured with Ranger's distress inks-Faded Jeans, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint and Broken China.
Once the words were cutout I embellished them with glitter and added them to a strip of white cardstock with spashed on distress inks. This was adhered to the background and blue adhesive gems were sprinkled all over the card and for fun I added a strip of green glitter cardstock.
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