I’ve been gone for awhile but hopefully I’m back if only until the Spring Musical. I made this card as a part of an order placed by my aunt for her work. I made 6 different baby cards for an order of 24 cards in total. To make this specific card, I used the Splendid Swans stamp set from My Favorite Things.I don’t have the dies, so I fussy cut each of the swans. I used my Faber Castell colored pencils that I got from Amazon to do a bit of shading under the wings and the orange bills. To give the eyes a bit of ‘oomph’ I used a Gelly Roll black Glaze pen. I also used the Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape to pop up the baby swan to give some dimension to this otherwise flat card. I then used the Willow, Meadow, Limeade, and Butterscotch alcohol inks for the
4.25″ x 5.5″ background. I then took the gold mixative on an inexpensive paint brush and splattered it all over the background. A little side note if you do that, wear some sort of eye protection because the gold mixative flies everywhere. For the blue background I used Aqua, Cloudy Blue, and Turquoise alcohol inks with no colored mixatives. I then took one of my circle dies, I use Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame Dies in Straight Round, to cut the blue alcohol background into a circle. I’m not quite sure what brand the letters are but I know I bought them because the corners are rounded and I really like how that looks.
I like adding little touches to the inside of the card as well as the envelope to give them a little extra something. The sentiment is from the Splendid Swans set as well. I used the mini ink cubes from Hero Arts in Green Hills and Sunshine. I have to admit, I don’t know if the yellow is actually called Sunshine. There was no name on the cube because it came in a kit so I gave it my own name. For the sentiment I used my favorite black ink, Versa Fine in in Onyx Black. I like to use Versa Fine in everything, including water coloring. It is a pigment ink but is fast drying so it won’t smear when it get’s a little wet from water coloring.
I hope you enjoyed this post. If there is something you would like to see or a technique you’d like to see me try, please let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by!