Thursday, January 30, 2020

Floral Postcard


Today's card was created for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. They are looking for new Design Team members. I hope I make it onto the team!

I created this card using the masking technique and heat embossing. I also was able to use my husband's birthday present to me. For my birthday he gave me a full set of Arteza Real Brush Pens! They even came with a traveling bag, so I can take them with me on vacations and crops! I did the heat embossing to try to keep the watercolor colors from straying too far from my stamped image. Also, I left it without a sentiment on the front so I can use it whenever I need to.

I started out this card by stamping one of the rows of flowers onto some Post-It tape. I then fussy cut that out. Then I stamped the image onto the watercolor paper. After which I placed the mask over that image and then used the Postcard stamp. At that point, I realized I wanted the flowers to be fuller. So I left the mask on the first row of flowers. And stamped the second row under that. In the middle of each stamping step, I heat embossed before moving onto the next stamp. You don't need to do the embossing step if you aren't worried about the watercolors spreading.

As for the coloring, I used the red marker. And colored the middle of each flower bud. Then I used my paint brush to spread that out and thin out the color a bit. Once, the flowers were dry. I then moved onto using the green marker to draw a line where the edge of the leaves meets the flowers. I then followed that up by using my paint brush to move the color up to the end of the leaves.

Stamps: Penny Black Postcard, Rose Edging
Paper: CTMH Black, Canson XL Watercolor
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Arteza Real Brush Pens Currant Red, Moss Green, Ranger Embossing Powder Clear

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


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