Thankfully, I don't normally have a need for too many Get Well cards, but I did have to make one recently. There is a little more to this card than first meets the eye. Not only have I watercoloured it, but I have also made my own background stamp.
I really like how the tone on tone mosaic background looks on the base card and here is how I made it:
You know all that outline rubber that comes with your stamps? Don't throw it away!! If you favour woodmount stamps, then you are going to need a spare wood block to do this technique. But if you favour clearmount stamps, then you will be able to use your Clear block
, as I have done:
I cut my spare rubber into straight edged shapes, not necessarily squares or rectangles, and keep them in a clear mount case
ready to use. This time I chose to use the more regular shapes, stuck them on a clear block and stamped in the same coloured ink as the background card.
Stamp Vivid Vases
image in Black Staz On Ink
on Watercolour Paper
Using an Aqua Painter
, water colour the vases and flowers. I also added a small shadow under each vase.
Adhere the watercolour artwork to a card stock mat, then adhere this piece to the bottom half of the card, leaving the stamped mosaic background visible.
I also like to do the inside of my cards and try to carry the theme through as much as I can. This stamp, however, is rather large and has quite a few vases on it. I wanted just one vase. Here is how I did that:
I still want to be able to watercolour this image, so I need to use Black Staz On Ink. I don't have a permanent marker to isolate just one image, so I masked off one flower and vase with masking tape.
Then I carefully ink up just that one image with the Staz On Ink. You will get ink on the masking tape. That's what it is there for, to protect the surrounding images. Before I stamped the image on my card, I removed the tape!
Then I coloured the image in as before with an Aqua Painter and ink pads.
Did you find this tutorial helpful? I would love to hear your feedback!