Happy Mother's Day to all of you hard-working moms out there! I have a mom and a mother-in-law that I painstakingly made cards for last night. They took a long time to make, but I was having fun and it was for a good occasion!
I'm taking the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Card Makers class, and I watched a video by my favorite stamper, Jennifer McGuire. So I of course had to try her technique!
In her video, she embossed her image with white embossing powder. On my first card I, of course, forgot to do that and stamped it in black Archival ink. I was not happy with the result until I finished the entire thing. I almost tossed it, but with watercoloring you can play around with the colors even after it's dried. That's what I did here. I didn't give up. I colored the image with Distress markers in fired brick and spun sugar for the flowers and mowed lawn and forest moss (?) for the leaves. I didn't like the way the leaves came out at first (too muddy-looking), but they look fine after a while. I added some blue in the background with tumbled glass. This actually wasn't my favorite of the two, but looking at it now, I like it so much more!
Here is my second attempt, the way Jennifer did it. I like it much better in person. It really is so much prettier than how the camera captured it. I embossed this one in white embossing powder. It was actually easier to color embossed. Here I used spun sugar and picked raspberry for the flowers and just mowed lawn for the leaves. I like the leaves better in this one. Again, the background was colored with tumbled glass, but I think I used too much color. I finished both off with some banners, the sentiment, pearls, and some Wink of Stella shimmer which you cannot see in the picture.
I hope you have a great day with your families. We are off to our cabin for the day. It's supposed to be in the 70s and sunny today, something we so desperately need!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Sweet Pea (PTI), Motherly Love (Flourishes)
Paper: Neenah white, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, certainly celery, pink pirouette, retired SU dp
Ink: Versamark, Archival black, Versafine onyx black, Distress markers: picked raspberry, spun sugar, fired brick, mowed lawn, forest moss, tumbled glass
Accessories: Spellbinder's die, pearls, white embossing powder, dimensionals