Fuchsia birthday card with Daniel Smith

20 Jun 2019

 

Hi everyone, today I have a fun birthday card for you for which I painted a cute fuchsia image using watercolour paints.

 

 

Step 1:

To get my card started I die cut a square panel from Clairefontaine Multi-Techniques á Grain paper (the blue one). Then I used an anti-static powder tool on the paper and stamped the fuchsia image from a Clearly Besotted stamp set called “Beautiful Friend” onto this panel using VersaMark ink and then I heat embossed using WOW! “Metallic Rich Pale Gold” embossing powder. I did the same with the sentiment that comes in the same stamp set.

 

The base of my card is ready now and I can add the first layer of colour to my project: for this I choose a few Daniel Smith watercolour paints and applied them with a brush in a light wash deciding where my highlights and my shadows will go.

I choose “Opera Pink”, “Quin. Purple” and “Sap Green” for this first layer.

 

 

Step 2:

Now I can deepen the colours with more layers of the same colour.

 

 

Step 3:

To darken my shadows a bit more I mixed the pink and the purple each with “Quin. Magenta” and the green with both “Hooker’s Green” and “Payne’s Blue Gray” to create even more depth. I also added some “Pht. Blue (Green Shade)” around the fuchsia’s.

 

Work in layers until you like what you have!

 

Step 4:

When I was done colouring with the watercolour paints I added in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll pen. I also die cut a slightly larger mat from matching purple card stock and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. Then I adhered this combination to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish my card project I adhered some “Jewels - Ice Cube Mix” by Lucy’s Cards Little Things using Ranger Medium Matte.

 

Detail picture:

 

 

And that’s it for today’s fun little project! I wish you a creative day!

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