I created a more Spring like card this morning.
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up retired sets Birds & Love Blooms|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Cool Carribean, Taken with Teal|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black & Groovy Guava, Adirondack Stream, Lettuce & Aqua|
|Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Brads, Ribbon, Versmark Pad, Yellow Ochre Prismacolor Pencil, White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Up markers Cameo Coral & Always Artichoke, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig|
Loaded Leaf stamp with Versamark and then Lettuce ink then stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
Loaded flower stamp with Versamark and then Groovy Guava ink then stamped it. Heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
Brayered Aqua ink on top half of card stock.
Brayered Stream ink on Bottom of card stock and just a little on the top of the card stock.
Stamped Swans with Basic Black ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
Wiped black ink off of embossed images using a paper towel.
Colored beaks with a Yellow Ochre Prismacolor Pencil.
Colored the Swans in using a White Gel Pen. Mark in the direction that the feathers would go in. Stay inside the black lines so your Swans are separated. It is OK for some of the blue background to show through. It creates a water reflection effect on the birds. Make sure your brayered ink is completely dry before doing this step.
Also use the White gel pen to trace beside the water ripples.
Used an Always Artichoke and Cameo Coral marker to create shadows on the flowers and leaves by highlighting under them.
Used the white gel pen to give a scenes of light to the tops of the flowers.
Sponged on Stream ink at the bottom of the card stock to darken the area.
Used Cuttlebug embossing folder on the Groovy Guava panel layer and assembled card.
This card did not photograph well at all. I always have trouble with teal and guava showing their correct colors in photos. Oh well, here it is anyway.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to get out your brayer and give it a try.
Have a super day!