Hi everyone, today I would like to show you this fun card design for which I used the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, both on the roses and on the background! Let's get started!
I started my card by stamping the rose image from the Kennedy Grace Creations stamp set called “Splendid Roses” onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards.
Then I added my first colour to the paper using a Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker in Daffodil in combination with an aqua-brush, deciding where my highlights and shadows will go on the flower petal part.
Next I’m deepening the colour on the flower petals with the Aqua Marker in Gold and my aqua-brush.
To deepen the shadow parts of the flower petals even more I’m now adding a tiny bit of Crimson to the deepest parts of the petals, until I’m happy with how it looks.
Now that I know what colour the flower petals look like I’m colouring the leaves using Verdant Green.
Deepening the leaves with Moss, looking for the leaf colour that I associate with roses. Also colouring the smaller rose bud that I missed the first time around.
And ending with a final layer of Verdant Green on the leaves.
Next I’m adding colour around the rose image using first the Teal marker and then a little of the Verdant Green in some area’s.
When the colouring is done I’m adding in some extra highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.
I will cut this rose panel down with a circle die and adhering the circle to a slightly larger circle later on (using liquid glue).
All of the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers that I used on today’s project are from the following sets: Essentials, Primary and Botanicals.
Time to work on my background panel: I first die cut my background panel, that is one size smaller then my card base, from some crème coloured linen textured card stock. This panel I place in my MISTI (you can use any stamping tool you have, the idea is that you can stamp several times over the same image).
My goal is to cover this panel with stamped leaf shapes from the Studio Light CLINGSL10 stamp set. For this I place the stamp on the area of the panel that I want to stamp on, close the door of the MISTI to pick up the stamp and then I start to add colour directly to the cling stamp using first one colour of Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker and then the following one.
I started with the marker in Verdant Green using the large nib to add my colour to the stamp directly, then I breath on the stamp to add moisture and stamp on the paper. My second colour is Moss and I will add that colour to the stamp directly with the large nib of the marker, focusing on the bottom part of each leaf, breath on the stamp to add moisture and then stamp on the paper.
This way I cover the entire panel.
Time for my sentiment: I choose one from a no name brand stamp set, you can use any sentiment stamp that you like. I then die cut a banner using the Gummiapan “Textbanner” die (this creates two banner shapes, I die cut one from yellow paper and one from the a light teal colour).
On the yellow banner I stamped the sentiment using the same black ink as before.
Now I can put my card together: I choose an orange coloured card base and adhered the created background panel on top using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish my card I only have to adhere the rose image and the sentiment banner shape on top using one millimetre thick foam tape.
I wish you a creative day!