Hello my crafty friends and welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week. Today I can finally show you the card I made for my Uncle to give to my Aunt on Valentine’s Day. She’s an artist and I had this stamp set from Wplus9 called ‘Color My Word’ that was centered around paint and had a sentiment that was completely perfect for Valentine’s day and especially for them. I hope you enjoy!
I used Bristol paper for the front of the card because it is the best type of paper, I’ve found, to work with Watercolor Real Brush Pens. There are two paint brushes in the set so I stamped them on both short sides, flipping them so the same brushes are caddy-corner to each other. I am stamping all of the images with my VersaFine Onyx Black ink. While this is a pigment ink, it is safe to use with watercolors without heat embossing with clear powder. Next I took the paint palette stamp and stamped it in the middle of the long side in between the paint brushes. I made sure to rotate each one a bit so they wouldn’t be identical as well as making one side ‘taller’ than the other side. After I did the paint palettes I actually went and stamped the sentiment ‘You Color My World’ in the very center, that way this next part would be sure not to overlap the sentiment. There are two different tubes of paint included in the stamps and I stamped one on one side of the palette and the other, on the other side (genius, I know). Then, in the fashion of the paint brushes, I did them on the other side caddy-corner from their counterparts.
Now that I have all of my images stamped where I want and it doesn’t look too cluttered, I went in to the coloring. For this card I used my very loved Arteza Real Brush Pens, I have the 96 pen set but they have sets starting with 12 colors and doubling until you reach 96. They also now sell the individual colors in sets of 4. I also use the Arteza water brush pens, I used the small and medium size. i was really pleased with how the coloring turned out even though I did get a little smear of the brown I was using for the palettes and brushes. Luckily I was able to get most of it up and you could barely see the mistake.
While I was letting that dry a bit, I moved on to working on the card itself. I cut a piece of pink glitter cardstock from DCWV. I put 1/2″ Scor-Tape around the perimeter of the piece on the back. I used my craft knife to pull off the backing and then I got it to line up perfectly with the card blank. I forgot to mention above, I cut the stamped Bristol paper about 3/4″ smaller vertically and horizontally to add some interest to the card itself.
For the paint on the paint palettes I pulled out something I haven’t used in a hot minute, my Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops and Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops. For the paint I used the colors Sherbert Shimmer, Ruby Slippers, Raspberry Pink, Pink Champagne, and Purple Rain. I also added some drops of the White Blizzard glitter drops around the card instead of using gems or sequins.
And this is the final product:
I hope you enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed making this card. I wish you a good rest of your week and I’ll see you on Thursday! XO
”To live a creative life, we must first lose our fear of being wrong.”
-Joseph Chilton Pearce