Hello and welcome back to my page.
Today I have two cards to share. I usually color two images simultaneously as I haven’t really thought all the way through in terms of how the cards will finally look. So, while I painted these two images of the Bugaboo digital stamp, I decided to go ahead and make both of these into cards.
Also, I used Arteza brush pens for both the images. I recently purchased these and honestly, they are a good mid-range option to color images. They are very versatile, have a lot of color options and is easy on the pocket! Do check them out.
For the first card, I printed the image in a smaller size. I always start by coloring the grass. I usually like to start from the bottom and work my way up. After coloring it all over, I decided to use a scalloped frame die to die-cut the image. I also die cut another one and glued it to add a little dimension to the framed image.
After that, I used the Spellbinders One Kind Word Alphabet Collage to die cut on the right side of the black paper. I popped the letters out (which I can use on some other project later), glued it on 120 lb Accent Opaque white cardstock.
I glued the image slightly to the left, so that the letters would be visible. I did struggle for a while in terms of placement of the image, but I think this looks great. The sentiment stamped is from Craft Consortium stamp set The Gift of Giving – The Gift.
Finally, I added some white enamel dots from Waffle Flower.
This next card was a fun and different one. I decided to make my own background here. I choose the mini distress ink pads and just grazed them across the paper. The effect is of a deep, heavy inked image and its really fun to play with. I think I will be using this technique again in the future. I have used Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet and Evergreen Bough.
The image was slightly bigger than in the previous card and I used Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles (my absolute fav!) to cut the image out. All the methods is the same as with the previous card. The stamped sentiment is again from the same stamp set.
Finally, the enamel dots are from Waffle Flower Unicorn.
I hope you loved seeing these cards. See you soon!