This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Allison and we hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
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This is the card I eventually chose to CASE. I found so much inspiration on Allison's blog that it was difficult for me to narrow it down! I really liked the idea of using a vellum die cut sunburst to add an additional subtle layer of interest to a card. In the case of my card, it also served to tone down the pattern on the DSP I used for my background.
Click on the image of Allison's card to link to her blog.
I used the same concept with the vellum and similar layout to highlight a Blended Bloom that I had been watercolouring.
I trimmed the vellum sunburst to the same size as the DSP layer and adhered that to a Basic Black layer before adding it to the front of the Rose Red card.
I stamped the Blended Bloom onto Shimmery White cardstock with Rose Red ink. My first step was to colour in the stamens with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker, so that I didn't "lose" them!
|The first layer of petals is complete|
Working one petal at a time (making sure any adjacent petals were dry), I watercoloured the flower with Rose Red and Elegant Eggplant inks. I used the purple to add the deep shadows. For the highlights, I left the white of the cardstock showing.
I like to use ink from the refill bottles (I just squeeze a few drops into the lid of the relevant stamp pad) so that I can more easily control my ink/water mix - which affects the depth of colour I add.
I painted the centre of the flower with Gold Wink of Stella and added a few dabs to the stamens for highlights.
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments.
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