I saw a similar card on UStamp this weekend and just adored the watercoloring on the card. I loved the simplicity of the layout and the stunning results, so I decided to re-create the card with my own versions. This time, I decided I would make 3 versions of the card - just to see how they turned out differently.
Essentially all of the cards are the same - the same measurements, same stamps, same basic color scheme. The colors obviously change, the embossing folder changes, and the method of coloring changed for each card.
For this card, I used my traditional method of coloring - starting with the ink in the lid of my stamp pad and my blender pen and AquaPainters. I colored the flowers with Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze, leaves with Pear Pizzazz. I went back over each with Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, and Island Indigo.
So, here is where I tried a new technique. I wasn't really sure if I liked this at first, but I think with a final glance, I really like it. In this method I used the same exact colors. This time, though, I started with the brush end of my Stampin' Write markers and outlined each edge of the images. I then took my blender pen and Aqua Painter and pushed the color around until the image was sufficiently filled. It's a great way to use your Stampin' Write markers and get a beautiful effect!
And, finally, I couldn't resist playing with my Copic Markers while I was waiting on my watercolors to dry! The colors don't match up completely because they are not Stampin' Up, but they have a nice smooth effect. I stuck with pretty basic colors here, though, so I could keep it from clashing. Oddly enough, it's my hubby's favorite card of the three. Probably since it's grey!!
So, tell me - which card is your favorite card?
Stamps: Bordering on Romance
Ink: StazOn, Memento, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, old Olive, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Copic markers
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Twitterpated DSP, Neenah
Accessories: Blender Pen, Aqua Painters, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Flower Garden embossing folder, Manhattan Flower embossing folder