Thursday, January 28, 2016
Continuing on with another card in my Love card series. Today's card features something that seems to be pretty trendy lately - lumberjacks. I saw the Wood You Be Mine stamp set on Stampin' Up's website last year and fell in love with it. It was (unfortunately) only available for a few months last year, so I can't link to it. But here is an adorable alternative from Neat & Tangled and there were a couple of similar sets featured at CHA that should be hitting the stores soon.
For my card, I started by creating a watercolor background using some of my Peerless watercolors. I started by wetting the watercolor paper with clean water, then I dropped in some bright watercolor and let the water do the work for me. I made sure that my colors would mix well together - so, no yellow by the purple for example. After the piece dried, I die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die.
I matted the watercolor piece onto some black cardstock and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base. Then I got to work on the lumberjack.
I stamped him out in brown hybrid ink and colored him in with Copics. I went for traditional colors (red and green with blue denim). There wasn't anything particularly special about the coloring - I just had fun and tried to add a touch of depth here and there. Once I was done, I carefully cut him out with a pair of scissors, leaving a small white border.
Before adhering him to the card, I grabbed a heart splatter stamp and stamped it onto the watercolor panel with Wild Rose ink. This gave the card a more lovey feeling and tied into the sentiment - which I also stamped in wild rose onto some white cardstock. I matted the sentiment to some light blue cardstock, then adhered it and the lumberjack to the card with foam squares.
As a last touch, I added a few sparkly sequins.
Thanks for reading!