Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Autum Watercolor

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! 


This watercolor panel was painted with the same colors, yellow, red, and green. I used blue for the negative painting around the stamped image.  For the leaves,
To finish the card, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and a piece of burlap ribbon tied in a knot to add interest and to anchor the card a bit.

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
Card Concept
A Gem of a challenge


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  2. Gorgeous card, love the leafy embossing and your leap of faith worked brilliantly!

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  3. I love this gorgeous watercolor look! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!

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  4. 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!
    ~carol

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