Feel Good Cards, Miss You Cards

Miss You

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Hi there, I hope your day is going well!

Today I’m sharing a card that I mostly finished while I was at Junkiefest in June.  I worked on the watercoloring in Effie Cho’s class.  Effie is the amazing woman behind The Ton Stamps.

In class I used Wow! Embossing Pad and Ranger Gold embossing powder to heat emboss the Peony Dreams Cluster stamp onto Canson XL Watercolor paper.

Then, using Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders, I got down to watercoloring.  I used colors from the Caribbean set, tapping just a smidge of powder into wells in a palette and then adding just a touch of water.  Using a waterbrush pen, I picked up a bit of pigment and added it to the inner area of each petal.  Then using a separate clean waterbrush pen, I painted the rest of the flower with clean clear water, starting from the outer edge and eventually meeting the pigment I had placed.  The pigment spread to move into the clean wet area and I was able to draw it out further by adding a bit more water.

I followed this process for each petal, flower and leaf and then I went back in and added some peach pigment to the red.  It’s not very noticeable in the photos, but adds some nice depth and interest in real life.

For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Basic Labels stamp set.  I stamped it in Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink, a medium gray, onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper.  Then I trimmed it down and adhered it to the background with foam tape.  To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for coming by!

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