Saturday, 14 June 2008

Father's Day Card

The image on this card is created using Art Impressions stamps. I stamped the watering can first, inking the stamp with a black watercolour marker and stamping onto water colour paper. Then I used an aqua brush to draw some of the colour off the stamped image to colour it in. Not sure if this is a bona fide technique, but it seems to work! I stamped another watering can image onto a post-it note, and cut it out to use as a mask whilst I stamped some of the foliage and flowers, and the stone path that the can is sitting on. Then I removed the mask and stamped the remaining parts. All the inking of the stamps was done with watercolour markers. I washed around the stones and grass with my aqua brush to colour in the spaces between the stamped images. All together there are ten different stamps used to make the picture. The edges have been shaded with green chalk.
I cut out the image with a square Nestability die. Mounted it on light green Bazzill card - the corners were punched with a 1/2" circle punch. Matted onto a reddish brown Bazzill card, with blue brads to finish. The words are from the Woodware (Francoise Read) Tiny Phrases set. I left off the 'it's' which is in front of the 'father's day' and used 'happy' from the 'happy birthday'. I used a marker to ink these stamps as well.

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8 comments:

Lynette Couper said...

I love this card, all the hard work with masking has really paid off. Have a great day, Lynette

CeeJays Craft Central said...

Your card is a piece of art I love it and so will he.

Paula said...

Beautiful card. I can't wait to try your techniques.

Mada_Ro said...

Joanne, this is another awesome card coming out of your talented hands. I am currently experimenting with stamps and your instructions are very useful.
Your teabag tiles are awesome too and I've used some for my cards. Will do it again soon ;)

Thanks,
Mada [MadaRo from CoC]

Elley said...

I love your technique. Very nice card.

Ellen

Verda said...

What an absolutely lovely card.

Julie said...

beautiful card

Ickle Pickle said...

Simply gorgeous :)

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