Hi! Lisa here for my first post with the Summer 2013 Guest Design Team and I'm super excited to be sharing my first project with all of you. I'll be showing you a little step-by-step of how I made my card for today and I hope you enjoy the finished card as much as I do (is that awful to admit?).
1. First I put a little double stick tape on the back of my water color paper and stuck it down so it wouldn't shift , I laid my mask/stencil on top and used washi tape to hold that down. Then I used my Gelatos® in Butter Cream, Tangerine, Mango, Lemon and Banana (and a hint of Lavender) and scribbled them into the open areas of the mask. Add as much color as you want! (The watercolor paper is cold-pressed and was cut down to 4" x 5.25")
2. Next I added small amounts of water using a water brush and blended my colors together. If extra color was needed I just added it then as the Gelatos® are super blendable and all the colors Mix & Match so well together.
3. I then misted a large background stamp and rubbed my Blood Orange Gelato® over the stamp. Using a foam brush I smeared the color all over the stamp for good coverage.
4. I then pressed the background stamp firmly over the masked and colored card front from Step 2. (Usually better if the card front is mostly dry.)
5. Next, I rubbed my Gelato® in Snow Cone onto my work surface and misted heavily with water. It's very easy to add more water or color as needed. I then used the Stipple brush (included in either of the Gelatos® Designer Colors Sets or the Gelatos® Tool Set) and flicked the color onto the card front. I love doing this and the results are just so cool!
6. (Not shown) One of my favorite parts is picking out the sentiment and embellishing!! I used the Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black (199) to stamp my sentiment, then went over it with an embossing ink and powder, and heat set. This gives the sentiment the raised and shiny effect seen on the card. (I used a stamp positioner for perfect placement, in case you were wondering.) I also went around the word "Awesome" lightly with an Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil (#156) and a small paintbrush. Also added were some gems and washi tape.
7. To finish my card I adhered my card to a piece of patterned paper, used foam tape, and mounted the entire piece on a color coordinated card base givng me a finished A2 card size.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for welcoming me. :)
Lisa Adametz I'm a veteran of the United States Air Force and a stay-at-home "mom" to two beautiful Ragdoll kitties.Creativity is in my blood and I've always been making something. Cross-stitch, silk ribbon embroidery...I love the creative process! I first looked into making cards as a way to keep in touch with family and friends after moving to CA in 2008 and wanting more than store-bought cards could offer. In my eyes cards are personal mini-pieces of art and a part of your soul that you are sending through the mail. I love dimension and color. LOTS of color.