Hello everyone,September is a very busy month for me, with lots of family Birthdays. My Mother-in-Law has her Birthday in September, and so when I needed to make another DT project this design seemed perfect to double up as her Birthday card. She loves sunflowers, they are her favourite flower, and so I wanted to make them the focal point of the card.
I have created the card, using stamps from the Sunny Sunflowers
stamp set, stamping the flowers and leaves, masking them as I went
along, to create a cluster of flowers in the corner of the card. Once I
had masked all of the images, I created a Brusho background, using red,
yellow and brown pigments.
I embossed an image from the Texture Fragments
stamp set around the edge of the background, using gold embossing
powder. I then coloured the images in using Distress Markers, and
added some shading with Faber Castell watercolour pencils.
Finally, I added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set, and matted the background onto a black card blank.
Once I had created my card, I had quite a bit of left over colour on
my craft mat. I used a large water colour tag to mop up some of the
colour, and dried it completely. I repeated the process a couple of
times, until I was happy with the overall colour on the tag. I stuck the
tag to a thick piece of burgundy card, and added some shading, using
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink around the edge of the tag.
I stamped some more
sunflowers and leaves onto some spare watercolour paper, and coloured
them in using Zig Clean Colour markers. I arranged the flowers and leaves
onto the tag, adhering them with a dries clear glue. I added some micro
beads to the centre of the main flower for some added texture. Some
toning ribbon completes the tag.