Many of my Lovely readers have asked how I created this card from this post.
Remembering the steps was a bit of a challenge for me because the initial Background was a practice piece from The OLCC Watercolor for Cardmakers back in May of this year. I don't throw card fronts away thinking they may be useful later. I picked up this front and added other stamping and sponging techniques to make up the finished card.
Here are the steps:
Sponge your color on a card front. Leave some white space:)
Using a stencil and small applicator sponge the leaves, vines and blooms.
Make sure the ink is heavily sponged!
Ink up the BACK of the stencil...make sure it's the BACK--opposite side of what you just stenciled through.
Spritz the stencil with water and place it on the card front just off to the side of your sponged blooms.
****Here is the hard part...Just let it sit and air dry!! The water will pool and move under the plastic stencil. Magic happens when it dries on its own.
See the Magic?
Splash gold color shine as you wish.
Ink and stamp the Penny Black sentiment in black archival ink.
Re-ink the sentiment in another distress ink color and stamp off to the left of previous sentiment. Yes, It looks blurry.
Take a brush and clean water and gently brush over the sentiment to bring the shadow together with the black sentiment.
Place a strip of washi tape on the fold of your card. Trim the front down and adhere to the card base. Add sequins and WALLLA!!
Your card is finished!
Here are the original and the second card side by side. Each lovely in their own way... yet similar in technique.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and PLEASE ask if there is anything that is not clear.
Give it a try...I'd LOVE to see what you come up with:)
I'll be linking up to the SSS Wednesday Challenge : Use Watercolor.
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