watercolor for cardmakers

Monday, February 2, 2015

Repeat Stamping Clean and Simple

I don't know what takes me longer picking out the right inks or putting it on the paper.  Not a whole lot to this card but keeping everything lined up and layering the right colors took me forever!!! 
Must of took me three or four trys till I got it to what I thought was ok.  I think this is something that will take practice.  I did had a button and wink of stella to the waves though(doesn't show up on picture).

repeat stamping and Making a stencil

This card was made using a Heidi Swapp Stamp and die.

I repeat stamped the matt page with one of the stamps to get a pattern with two of the stamps that came with the die.

I then made a stencil with the die and stenciled it on to the next layer and used one of the stamps from the matt on what Ihad stenciled.

die cut one shape and stamped with another of the two stamps and popped that up with foam tape for dimension as well as the stenciled layer and added some enamel dots cause it just needed something else!!!

I am loving this clean and simple class!  It is inspiring to try new things and use what I have to design  a clean and simple card.

Water Color Look with stamp and inks (Copic Markers)

What can I say about my card.... other than I had a wonderful time trying different techniques to get this look.  I don't know about anyone else but i am a huge fan of You Tube videos and spend hours watching all the wonderful artist post that are out there in the art media.  

I was watching different artists make there own stamps out of various supplies and decided to give one a shot using fun foam.

I am going to love making these to use in art journaling!!!!

I stamped these with Simon Says die inks first and used my copic markers and blending pens to give the stamped image some shading for depth.  Using the blender pen with the markers gave the butterflies and background a water color look.  ( Jennifer McGuire you tube channel had a guest artist Dawn Woleslagle who showed all to do this)  

I used some Tim Holtz distress stickles for texture and punched out some little butterflies with liquid pearls on the body and a few spots scattered on card to pull it all together

I know I will be making this card more because it was very relaxing and I was able to make this look like a painting which I find very relaxing and  stress releasing!!!