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Sketch TwiMarkers, Dual Tipped – Set of 48:
Watercolor Paint – 60 Colors (60 x 12ml/0.4 US fl oz):
Expert Watercolor Pad 5.5×8.5” 30 Sheets – Pack of 3:
I started by stamping a Simon Says Stamp called Outline Leaves link: https://tinyurl.com/y3nyloqn
I stamped in a Stamp Perfect that is not available in the USA, but is available outside the US. I stamped a few times with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then used clear embossing powder and heat set the whole image. I used a Baren to help me press the door of the Stamp Perfect and found it at dickblick.com and here’s the link to it. https://tinyurl.com/y5b645rn After it was heat set I trimmed the edges so only the pattern remained. I used the Arteza Watercolor Pad for this process and this discount link is above. I started with a white card base that was 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and then cut a piece of gold mirror card stock from Crafters Companion (available on HSN.com) and cut it to 5 3/8 x 5 3/8″ and layered on the card base.
I took the stamped image and used the Twi markers in Yellow Ochre, Sage Green, Olive Green to color the leaves.
I used the Olive green at the base of the leave, then used Sage Green, and then at the tip, yellow ochre. I blended over the olive and yellow ochre with the sage green to make sure they blended together.
If you struggle blending, you can always scribble the markers on a palette, and using a moist paint brush, blend the same colors on the leaves. This leaves a much lighter look, and that’s basically the difference.
I used Cerulean blue on the bottom of my background and then about halfway up, changed over to bright blue for the background.
I used Mowed Green Distress Ink and went direct to paper with the ink pad on the card base and covered all of the edges. Then I took a gold leaf ribbon from Beebeecrafts.com, Link: https://tinyurl.com/y5boy6fr
and cut a length of the ribbon to cover a strip on the front of my card..
I first attached the gold paper to the card base with Plus tape runner and some Elmer’s glue pen, and then added foam tape to the back of the painted leaf design paper that I cut to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4″
and attached the leaf ribbon to the foam tape after wrapping it around the back of the leaf paper. I put glue dots under the leaves to make sure they stay in place.
I took a retired Stampin’ Up stamp set called “So Sorry” and used the “so Sorry” and stamped it on a scrap of the watercolor paper and put it through the Vagabond with a Spellbinders die and then I colored the front with the same blue colors and put foam tape behind it. I added a little Shimmer Spray from Imagine Crafts to the front of the sentiment.