April 11, 2018

Group Hug!


I'm on the Art Impressions Blog today sharing two cards featuring the Bench Set! Figured I better get these up while its still winter! Well, maybe not technically still winter but here in Western Michigan in snowed 7 inches last week, soooo... I think these cards are still relevant!! LOL!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art ImpressionsDana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
To color both images I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor pencils. I can't find my list of colors I used (I'm sure I'll find it next week!, LOL), but it was a lot! I usually color with a darker pencil for the shadows and lighter for the other areas. Instead of using water to activate the pencil, I used a colorless blender marker. You can pick up a basic one at Micheals, but know that it will stain your nib. After coloring I fussy cut out each image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the first card, I used some blueish woodgrain pattern paper and added it to a white card base. Then I added a strip of brown cardstock and added the Bench image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I found a watercolor doily on my desk from another project and stamped the Group Hug sentiment. Then I added it to the top of the card with foam tape and trimmed off the excess. Last I added two snowflake brads, but I cut off the legs and used foam tape and glue to adhere them to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The second card I found some star constellation pattern paper and cut it with a stitched rectangle. Then I white embossed the sentiment Sending Hugs Your Way!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From the same pattern paper, I added some colorful strip paper and then added the image with foam tape. This one I kept a little more simple buy not adding any embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps: Art Impressions - Bench Set
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Ice Crystals. Basic Grey - Aurora
Crafter's Companion - White Embossing Powder

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