One card, two totally different looks. This is a fun way to use different techniques and products without having to come up with another layout for a card.
I used Gina K. Designs Heavy Base Weight White card stock for the base of both cards. I then cut two (one for each card) scalloped rectangles out of the same card stock using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Die. Out of that white scalloped rectangle, I die cut a stitched rectangle using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Die.
For this card, I took the stitched rectangle that I die cut, and I arranged my small stamps from the set You’re the Best over half of the rectangle. I picked them up with my MISTI and stamped them in Distress Ink Antique Linen. I flipped the cardstock around and stamped the images on the other half of the rectangle. Let me tell you, this takes a bit of time getting them arranged so they are all evenly spaced and stamp perfectly the second time.
I used my Prismacolor colored pencils in some fun, bright colors to color in the images. I am not a colored pencil expert, so I just had some fun and colored the flowers in coloring book style.
This card uses an entirely different medium- watercolor. I love watercolor because it is unpredictable and so beautifully free. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because they are very pigmented and fairly inexpensive.
I did not use that stitched rectangle I cut earlier. For this card, I just saved that piece for another time. I actually die cut another stitched rectangle out of Canson watercolor card stock and heat embossed the same flower images in white.
I selected an assortment of greens, blues, turquoises, and purples for the Zig markers. I did not color the images directly with the markers, however. I used a ceramic plate to swatch several of my colors of Zig markers, and painted with the colors from the plate. This allowed me to water them down or mix colors when I wanted to.
I am so in love with the big ‘puffy’ flowers in the middle.
Once the flowers were painted, the off white background of the watercolor card stock needed to be covered. I made a very light wash of turquoise watercolor and a silvery Finetec watercolor.
For the little banners on these cards, I just cut a small rectangle and cut a little ‘v’ in one end with a scissors. For this one, I heat embossed the greeting in white on Canson watercolor card stock. Then I used a darker version of the turquoise/Finetec wash to bring out that greeting. The greetings for both cards came from the stamp set Sentimental Bouquet.
Thank you for stopping by! The products I used are listed below.