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Almost-one-layer card using Painted Panel stamp set

Hi friends, hope your weekend is filled with things you love to do :-)


I was able to steal a few precious (late night) hours to work on this card today. I created this stamp set to give me a chance to practice loose watercoloring, or at least somewhat loose watercoloring. I didn't do it as loose-ly as I'd have liked, but it surely got me started.


In crafting as in real life I often struggle with letting go of control. I have been a project manager in IT industry for so long that not-knowing, not being able to predict outcome of a project scares me. I am learning though and working my way through this. Art provides a fantastic opportunity to practice this. Like for today's card - I let water do it's thing in each petal. I let it move the pigment without trying to control it. So I think I am making progress :-)


Alright, enough talking, let's see the card now, ok?




Key Ingredients:

  1. Painted Panel stamp set (on varadasharma.com | on etsy.com)

  2. Spellbinders Small Die of the Month - Sep 2021

  3. Gansai Tambi watercolors

  4. Derwent inktense pencils

Steps:

  1. Using MS PowerPoint size, plan and print the image on Canson watercolor cardstock.

  2. Color with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Add highlights with pencils.

  3. Add gold chunky glitter to flower centers with some multi medium matte glue.

  4. Die cut the sentiment using gold mirrored cardstock for the inside letters and yellow / gold vellum for outside letters. Layer and adhere both these together.

  5. Mount on a top folding cardbase and call it done :)


Supplies List:

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!





Hugs! ~Varada

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