Animal Cards, Thinking Of You Cards

Thinking Of You | A Blog Named Hero October Challenge

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

There’s a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and this month’s theme is Nature.  Be sure to head over to the blog for inspiration and to link up your project for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift card!

55551951_10156057749301156_239666674129698816_nI started this card by using the Paper Layering Koi Fish With Frame die* to cut a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper.  Then I watercolored the fish using Brusho Crystal Colour powders.  I used a bit of the Vermillion, Orange, and Yellow powders, each mixed with just a touch of water (not even a full drop) to create highly pigmented watercolors.  I used a small round brush to touch on spots of watercolor and then used a waterbrush pen to pull out and spread the color.

For the background, I stamped the Waves Background stamp in Stone Wash ink onto an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White which I then trimmed down to just slightly smaller than 4″x5.25″.

And for the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Hello Toucan stamp set and stamped in Intense Black ink onto a strip of Neenah.

To assemble the card, I added foam tape to the back of the waves panel and adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Neenah.  Then I adhered the fish with a few Zots Bling adhesive dots.  I pulled up on the tail, fins, and head a bit to separate them from the the attached die cut frame which added pretty dimension.  I used a bit more foam tape to adhere the sentiment and then to finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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