Hello, and happy February, the month of love. That should be every month, shouldn't it? I've made a card that will send love, but it's not a Valentine. It's part of the card order I've been working on almost exclusively. Actually, I finished up the last of 20 cards over the weekend and then I did a happy dance.
This card started with the background. You can smoosh, splash, splatter or swipe just about anything on a background and it will look good when die cut. I made a mint green watercolor wash and then plopped Ken Oliver Liquid Metal - Yellow Gold - onto a few areas. Swiped it around with an inexpensive synthetic paint brush, and it didn't look so great. Not to worry. The die cut makes it appear as though I'd planned it that way all along.
The stamps are Power Poppy's Peony Muse, embossed in light gold and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os. I added gold die cut grassy elements and an abundance of sequins. The sequins down there by the stem are a cover up. The grass die cuts and the sequins near the sentiment were added as filler because I felt the placement of the sentiment was somewhat awkward. Some cards are just full of cover ups and fix 'er ups, aren't they?
Have you tried any of the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals? I've had this little bottle for ??? years and have never used it till now. I was very impressed with how pretty this Yellow Gold is.
Well, that's it till next time. I have enough cards photographed to keep me busy on the blog for a while... as soon as I write them up. See you again soon!
Stamps: Power Poppy Peony Muse Paper: Neenah Classic White, Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, gold mirror card stock Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, mint green (remember SU Mint Melody?) Coloring: Watercolor background for die cut, Twinkling H2Os watercolor for flowers Accessories: Sequins, Ken Oliver Yellow Gold Liquid Metal, Stamp 'n Stuff Sahara Pearls embossing powder (old) Dies: Poppystamps Thicket Frame, Impression Obsession Grass Border