I really liked this card layout that my friend Jen did. I changed it up a little bit for my technique class last week.
The supplies used for this project are:
Stamp Set: Infinite Goodness (Hostess Set - soon to be leaving us when the new catalog arrives)
Cardstock: Confetti Cream, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard
Ink: Jet Black StazOn and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Aqua Painter paint brush, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals and a Mini Glue Dot.
I started off stamping the pear with Jet Black StazOn onto the Confetti Cream cardstock. Using my More Mustard, Not Quite Navy and Close to Cocoa Watercolor Wonder Crayons, it was time to watercolor my pear and the background. I used a really wet Aqua Painter brush to paint on some More Mustard Watercolor Crayon onto the bottom of the cardstock below the pear. It almost looks as if the pear is sitting on a table instead of floating in the air. I added a little Close to Cocoa crayon just underneath the pear to give a slight shadow and to definte the top of the imaginary table.
Then using the Not Quite Navy Crayon, I added color above the table and around the pear. Be careful when using a dark color and doing a watercolor wash to use a lot of water and very little color from the crayon. You can always add more color to make what you are watercoloring darker if needed, but it is sometimes hard to take color away if it is too dark. I added more color around the pear to give the image a shadow and some depth as well.
The next step was to color in the pear. I used the More Mustard Crayon directly onto the outline of the pear and anywhere else the black in was used to give the pear dimension. Then I used a slightly less wet Aqua Painter to pull the color from my drawn outline to the center of the pear to spread the color. Doing your watercoloring like this keeps the concentration of color on the outline of your image while coloring in a lighter tone of the image with the crayon you pull away from the outline.
I then stamped the words from Infinite Goodness onto the card using Not Quite Navy ink, added the Vanilla Grosgrain across the card and then tying my single knot in a separate piece of ribbon and attaching it with a glue dot to finish that part off.
The pear image is layered onto the Not Quite Navy layer of cardstock and then attached to the card using Dimensionals to give it a little more depth and interest. A pretty simple card that looks pretty classy when it is done. The great thing about this card is that it can be used for men as well as women. It is a nice, generic card to have on hand for the quick man's birthday card, anniversary card, etc.
I hope you enjoyed this technique and this sample! Thanks so much for stopping by...