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to another cardmaking inspiration. Have you seen the latest posts by the Design Team? There are so many wonderful ideas and projects on this blog!
It's actually a sad occasion that made me create this card. A neighbor of us died and her family had poppies on the obituary. I wanted to make a card for them in the same style and these "pure poppies" stamps were just perfect.
- stamp the flowers with a black pigment ink, cover them with clear embossing powder and heat set that
- color your images with a water based medium (I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens). I colored the flowers very loosely and spritzed them afterwards with a Mini Mister. This made the colors (orange, red and deep red) mix well.
- I dried my color using a heating tool. This creates these "watercolor edges".
- I added some green Zig marker at the bottom and blended it out with a water brush
- for the sky, I used Distress Ink and a blending tool but you could totally do this with watercolors as well.
- after everything was dry, I added white paint splatters for a finishing touch
- I did not forget my sentiment, I just wanted to leave the card as it is
- sometimes, projects look messy first, but when they're dry or finished, they look much better
- you can use watercolors, water colormarkers or Distress Inks for coloring your images like this
- sometimes, cards do not need sentiments OR you just add them, when you know what kind of card you need. This could be a thank you card, a birthday card or so...
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