Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards

You Are Capable Of Amazing Things!

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a great weekend!

Today’s card features the Focus On You stamp set from Altenew.  I’m also using a color palette and technique from Day One of Altenew’s One-Layer Wonders card class by Kelly Latevola. I started by using Post-It tape to mask of a strip of an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I got out two flower stamps and hand stamped them in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  I started in the middle of the card and worked my way outwards to help ensure I didn’t end up with large unstamped areas in the middle of the card.  Before I started coloring, I used a Copic Multiliner pen to draw lines along the masked area.  Then I removed the mask.

20180623_212744I used Y13 and Y15 to color the flowers, leaving the center of the flowers white.  I used YG03 for the stems and some of the leaves, and B32 for the rest of the leaves.

Then I used four cool grays (C7, C5, C3, and C1) to create a faux shadow at the top and bottom of the sentiment area.  I started with the darkest color and then gradually added lighter colors to soften the shadow further out from the sentiment strip.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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