Wednesday 8 November 2017

Coloured on Kraft | Dogwood Birthday ft. Hero Arts "Dogwood"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today I wanted to share a soft floral card featuring the "Dogwood" stamp by Hero Arts with Prismacolor Premier Pencils. This image has large florals that are perfect for practicing your colouring in any medium. My stamp is mounted on wood, but can easily be taken off to turn it into a cling stamp for an acrylic block or the MISTI.

I think this design would work for nearly any occasion and can be used for a top fold or a side fold card. Let's face it, stamps are not cheap and if it can be used year round, all the better.

To begin, I stamped the large Dogwood floral image from Hero Arts with VersaMark ink on a standard A2 sized card base made of 65lb Kraft cardstock by Recollections. I masked off the image and stamped again so there would be no overlap. I chose to use VersaMark ink as it creates a lovely tone on tone look without super harsh lines.

I then used white and cream to colour the petals. I added a soft yellow for the middle and a very light green for the leaves. I didn't colour in the stems or branches as there was enough texture in the stamp to look shaded and I wanted the blossoms to be the star of the show.

I stamped the birthday greeting with CTMH White Daisy ink, then cut that down to a banner and adhered that to the top right corner of the card. My original plan was to have the greeting straight on the card base, but there was an incident and it needed to be covered up.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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