I'm back today with another card inspired by the mood board in Catherine Pooler's online class, In The Mood. Monday's post, Brushstrokes For A Friend was also inspired by the same mood board.
Once again, I was captivated by the color combo of pinks and greens.
To begin my creative process, I taped down a piece of watercolor paper on my craft mat. With a broad watercolor brush, I wet the entire paper.I then stamped a bit of Pumice Stone distress ink on my craft mat, added a bit of water and then proceeded to give my paper a wash of color. I dried it with my heat tool and repeated the process a couple of times until I was satisfied with the depth of the color.
I then used a bit of Spun Sugar distress ink to provide a few streaks of pink. I did the same using Peeled Paint distress ink.
I dried the paper and then added a few flecks of water–ordinarily I love this effect but in retrospect I wish I hadn't done it this time because I was left with strangely colored areas where the water hit the paper. I dried the paper again and then trimmed it down to 3.75 x 5".
Using Pear Pizzazz ink and fern stamps from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, I stamped around the outside of the card, being sure to stamp off sometimes to build depth. I then added a few spots of grunge with Sahara Sand ink.
I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake and used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the matte with Mossy Meadow ink.
I adhered the stamped layer to a Pear Pizzazz matte and then tied a sheer pink ribbon around it. This matte was then adhered to a Melon Mambo card base using Dimensionals.
I stamped the dragonfly from the stamp set with Versamark on vellum. I heat embossed it using Zing Pink Embossing Powder and then fussy cut it. Because the legs looked weird, I cut them off.
The dragonfly and some sequins were adhered to the card front using Crystal Effects.
I stamped the leafy stamp from the stamp set on a matte of Naturals Ivory card stock. I also inked the edges with Mossy Meadow. I adhered the matte inside the card using Fuse Fast.
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