Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Nature's Nest - Turtle card

You may have seen this card layout before. It is a direct CASE (copy and share everything) from the one on page 17 of the Stampin' Up Summer mini. It  is a card with a conga line of turtles with layers of torn cardstock and the middle turtle is water coloured. As I have explained watercolouring can be dead easy if you emboss the image first. This one is embossed in gold. I have watercoloured with an aquapainter pen and outlined the image in sahara sand marker for shadow.
You just pick up the classic ink from inside of the lid of your ink pad and start at a point where you want the colour to be darkest. The longer you paint, the lighter the ink colour on your brush.
I have used both Old olive and kiwi kiss inks and some close to cocoa on his face and body.
For the background I just stamped the progression of turtles on whisper white cardstock. You can see what a crisp clean stamp impression you get using just old olive classic ink on the whisper white.
I have used a piece of tafetta ribbon in the gorgous chocolate chip and played with a couple of different button combinations before deciding on the single Old Olive button attached with a mini glue dot.
What you need to make this card:
Stampsets: Nature's Nest $39.95 Summer mini, Short and Sweet $29.95.
Cardstock: Whisper white, Chocolate chip, Kiwi Kiss.
Ink: Kiwi kiss, Old olive, Choc chip, close to Cocoa.
Other: Tafetta ribbon - Choc chip, Designer Buttons Bouquet, embossing powder - gold, heat tool, mini glue dots, Sahara sand Stampin' write marker.
Techniques used: heat embossing, water colouring, tearing.

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