Friday, September 16, 2016
A Rose Hello Notecard Set
Jennifer Mcguire posted a video recently using a faux metal embellishment technique that she has used in the past. I had used this technique with colored cardstock and clear embossing powder in the past posting about it here. Her video prompted me to create this card set whcih had been floating around in my mind for some time. I just love my scribble circles dies from Papertrey Ink, but I don't feel that I've used them much. The idea to watercolor behind them has been on my mind and so I decided to put my idea to work.
At first, I simply die cut a bunch of the circles out using white cardstock. I considered painting them with coordinating, but darker colors. I dismissed this idea preferring to use white as the accent this round. I tucked the idea of coloring them for a day in the future.
I then die cut some leaves using a Spellbinders leaf die. This die left a slight impression of veins in the center of the leaves. My photography isn't the best, but I did capture some differentiation in color and so you can see the veins faintly in person.
I strategically painted in locations that made sense for the style I was after. I used a wet on wet technique with very little color from my Mission Gold watercolors.
The finish was made by painting some watercolor paper with coordinating pink or purple and cutting thin strips to go with my gold glitter paper as a left side edge. The Hello sentiment was created exactly as Jennifer describes in the video - using several layers of which cardstock die cut with MFT's Hello die to create a dimensional look and then several layers of embossing ink/powder combinations which ultimately melts to create this lovely metallic effect. Any imperfections are a measure of my impatience - the technique works to create a wonderful effect for the card. I didn't find it difficult at all to keep the back layer clean so that the embellishment ultimately laid down nicely on the page to finish this card with class.
I super love this card set and intend to send a few of these off with some of the butterfly cards made last weekend to a colleague in Ireland. A small way to say how very much she meant to me during our time working together.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Turning a New Leaf
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Clean and Simple
Hope your days are filled with new and old techniques working themselves out into lovely creations.