Hello and welcome back to our blog! I wanted to pop in today to share this card and video that I made for World Cardmaking Day. I am also announcing a new giveaway to celebrate today and also announcing the winner of our October Release Giveaway. Be sure to scroll down for all giveaway information.
This card was a huge experiment for me. I have never done no line watercoloring with such a bold background. I’ve seen so many watercolor artists on Instagram painting this way so I decided to try it out. The artists on Instagram usually draw their images in pencil and then watercolor over their drawing. However, for my project, I stamped our Magnificent Magnolia cluster a light ink (Vanilla Frosted Cupcake or Ballet Slippers will work) and applied watercolor around it and obtained a similar result! I am using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to paint today.
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After I stamped my floral image, I wet the paper surrounding my image with clean water. I wanted to create a blended background first. After I dropped in bits of green (I mixed a bit of lime green, naples yellow and burnt umber) I added a little bit of turquoise for brightness. Then I blended it all together.
Next I added a bit of shading to my magnolias using diluted black watercolor paint. It’s better to build up your layers of color when you watercolor so you get a richer and better quality result. This does take patience but the result is worth it. For my branches, I used Sepia Color Bursts. Next I added a deeper green to my background for a bold contrast for my magnolias. I used Terre Vert Color bursts.
After I finished painting, I dried the panel completely and added opaque white splatters using Liquitex Acrylic Paint. Then I dried the panel again and stamped my sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Next, I trimmed my panel to A2 size and adhered it onto a side folding cardbase. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.
Hope you all liked my card for today!
October Release Giveaway Winner
The winner of our October Release giveaway is Sharon Clark! Congratulations, Sharon! Please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with the stamp of choice from our October Release and a shipping address.
In honor of this day, we’re giving away one stamp set of choice. Just leave a comment here and let us know which stamp set in our entire collection is your absolute favorite. We’ll pick a winner in a new blog post tomorrow.
Daffodil Greetings, 3×4 Photopolymer Clear Set (Designed by Eunji)
This stamp will not be available for purchase until November 2017.
PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for our October release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). **There must be a new October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**
The Ton Challenge
If you’re getting your craft on today, be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!
*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*
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