Do you ever have something vaguely in your mind and then when you actually go to craft it, it turns out even better than you’d imagined? That’s what happened to me with this single layer card, and I’m so excited!
I stamped the Penny Black Fluffy Passenger Stamp with Momento Tuxedo Black Luxe Ink on Strathmore Bristol Paper and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, positioning it about 2/3 of the way toward the right side of the A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) top folding horizontal card. I wanted this positioning not only to follow the rule of thirds, but also to give me room to stamp out the focal point sentiment behind the girl and her poodle.
I used the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set to stamp out the sentiment: “be you tiful” with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink, and I let that gorgeous script be the highlight of the card by watercoloring a rainbow around it with Ken Oliver Brights Color Bursts: Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue. It took 3 applications of color to get the intensity that I wanted. To get into the nooks and crannies especially right up against the back side of the embossed girl image (the raised embossing seemed to repel some of the watercolored pigments), I also went in with some Copic colors in R35, YR04, G09 and B06. Lastly, to intensify the black of the script sentiment, I also traced over it with a black Momento Tuxedo Black Marker. I love the crisp, graphic look.
It’s a really simple card, but one that I spent a lot of time stamping and designing to make it “just right.” LOL The following is a process video of stamping out the script sentiment and watercoloring the rainbow (The DIY stamp shammy that I used in the video is available HERE):
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to CAS Rainbow Challenge
Where Creativity Meets C9 One Layer Challenge – WINNER