Hey everyone I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday. Today we will be creating yet another watercolor background card. I’m in love with making cards like this. Playing with inks, getting messy and simply just being creative with my go to way to craft.
I just began by stamping the stitched circle on to a post it note. This will become the moon. Then I cut the circle out, I tried to offset the moon a tad bit by placing it higher on top. I took the color peeled paint from the oxide ink line and slowly blended that color going around the circle. As I did this I also dabbed extra ink off on a scratch paper. This would prevent any harsh lines on my card. I realized that I really wanted a lighter hue around the moon, so I went with the antique linen from from the oxide ink line and did the same technique to create the lighter hue. To create the snowbank on my card, I cut a post it note edge a bit wavy. It doesn’t have to be consistent waves, in fact, the sloppier the better. I did the same thing with the peeled paint and the antique linen and blended the two colors until I achieved the desired look. I realized that I didn’t want the moon to be so stark white, so without taking any more ink I just simply blended the outer circle line with my blending tool. I took the trees from memory lane set I did second-generation stamping to give it a more faded look.
As many of you know I am obsessed with creating night skies and to get that look I did very light blending with a blue ink, followed by a dark black ink. I also used the black ink to ink the edges of the card. I wanted to add a bit more purple to my background so I took wilted Violet in the oxide ink and I blended that to the night sky. I then used my aqua brush to drop water intermittently all across the sky. I knew, since I used oxide inks, the results would be stunning. I also took the unibal gel pan and scattered dots all around the background and some on the tree to create the look of snow falling down and landing on the tree. I use my pencil (prisma color pencils or any other brand colored pencil would work best) to create shade around the bottom of the tree, this adds extra dimension without adding any bulk.
For my sentiment I decided to heat emboss it so I simply took the sentiment from the stamp set Holly jolly by Joy Claire and stamped that with my verseamark ink and then applied gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun. I attached this background on a red velvet cardstock and then attached the whole panel to a white cardstock base.
I still absolutely love working with these oxide inks. I played with some of my favorite supplies and I hope you have enjoyed the video and will give this card a try. Have a wonderful day!
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