Hello friends! This is Sandhya and today I am sharing two projects featuring the gorgeous florals and sentiment from Varada Sharma’s A Corner in my Garden A2 and A Corner in my Garden Slimline stamp sets. The Slimline one is included in our Silver membership this month, so you can get it for FREE if you subscribe before 8th of May 2021.
I used the image sized for A2 cards in my standard notecard and the slimline version for my mini slimline card. Let’s take a closer look at my projects.
I like to first decide the sketch or composition for my cards and arrange the digital stamps accordingly using either Procreate App on my iPad or MS Word on my laptop. Varads’s images are PNG files with transparent backgrounds and white filling, which make it super easy to manipulate and layer them using a simple program like MS Word. Then, I reduced the opacity of the mini slimline version to a super light gray color and printed both panel designs off on Cason XL Watercolor paper. I used Daniel Smith Watercolors to color my images.
Mini Slimline Card
This particular floral illustration is open and has very clean lines. This makes it a great candidate for no-line watercoloring. I mixed different shades of pink and some greens to color up this image.
Once I was done coloring, I added lots of splatters using the same pink and green paints. I also added splatters using white gouache and gold paint. Splatters are may favorite thing to add to my watercolor cards. Then I used a white POSCA pen to add highlights and details.
I trimmed the panel to be a bit smaller than a side folding craft card base measuring 3.5” X 6.5”. I also added a few clear drop embellishments as a finishing touch.
For my second card, I left the outlined in and colored using the same palette of pinks and greens. This time I used my Prisma color pencils to add details instead of a white pen.
I did the same splatter treatment for this panel too, but added black splatters too. Then, I used a stencil from Erin Lee creative to ink my kraft card base with white pigment ink.
After it dried completely, I trimmed the panel to 3.35” X 5.5” and used foam tape to pop it on to the A2 card base. I love the subtle dimension it adds to the completed card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you liked my projects please head over to my blog, Sanjus’ Creations to see more of my work.