Topic: New Work
Here is a card I made today with 5 stamps and some techniques I learned from Michelle Zindorf's blog.
I used these 5 stamps
These coloring agents
And these special tools
Here's my process:
Using glossy cardstock I stamped the birdhouse in grey, colored with watercolor markers, colored over it with an embossing pen and embossed with clear detail powder.
Then I stamped the bare tree as a branch using the same grey, colored with light brown, and embossed the same as before.
Finally I stamped three different parts of the flowering branch, just flowers, with the grey ink, colored and embossed.
I dropped down to the bottom of the panel and stamped the grass several times inking up first with Versamark then green dye ink. I embossed these with clear detail powder. Then with a darker green I stamped plain color - no embossing.
I used sponges to color the grassy area background with a third green, used another sponge to color in the sky with various shades of blue and some yellow.
I used walnut ink to sponge a shading all around the edge. I used Sharpie marker to color over the birds then used a blending tool and alcohol to remove a lot of the color off them.
I used dark grey to stamp the greeting (just inking up the center, without the border of the stamp). I used a pink marker to brush over the lettering to enhance it.
I punched the corners with the decorative corner punch. I cut the pink panel and rounded the corners with a punch. The artwork was mounted to the pink panel using pink flower brads and finally, glued these to the folded yellow card base.
Here's the card again for review.