I believe that art should convey a feeling of peace and happiness. Fall cards are one of my absolute favorites to design with! I made these cards in mind for a fall wedding or anniversary. keeping in mind that it could be frame worthy. The elegant stamp that was used is from Penny Black Harvest.
This card uses a flourish embossing pattern, paired with gold ribbon With a watercolor stamped image matted on dark brown cardstock
To get the watercolor look, I used Kuretake Gansia Tambi watercolors with wet-n-wet with red, yellow and green and drop the colors on the wet watercolor paper. lots of practice helps with this technique.
I really like to watercolor first then stamped on after, I feel like that's the thrill to how the stamped image comes out, using a clear acrylic block or a MISTI to position the stamp just right! (you need a good eye for that) What do you think? is it like having a leap of faith when you paint and then stamp? It's exhilarating, right?
For those that are not sure about that leap of faith...... I have a traditional way of coloring!
My design tip for Autumn watercolor cards is to to use watercolors in a vivid and wet-n-wet painting. Practice and then practice some more, Watercolor cards are perfect for autumn cards! Can't you just see these cards going to a friend in October?
I am entering these cards into
Fusion Card Challenge
Cuttlebug mania challenge
A Gem of a challenge
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Gorgeous card, love the leafy embossing and your leap of faith worked brilliantly!ReplyDelete
I love this gorgeous watercolor look! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!ReplyDelete
Your pretty fall leaves have brought a smile to my face, as we're already shifted from autumn to winter here! A lovely card sure to warm the heart of the lucky person receiving it! Definitely frame-worthy! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the FUSION gallery; hope you'll join us in the next one, too!ReplyDelete