Thursday, October 30, 2008

hang in there...

Here's a very simple and quick encouragement card I made. The stamps are a set from Studio G (love those) and I used some paper from my scraps and a few watercolor pencils. It couldn't be easier!

Detailed instructions:
Supplies needed:
1 piece of white cardstock, measuring 5" by 6".
Studio G stamp set
Black ink pad (if you are looking for a quality ink pad, I recommend VersaFine for its crisp, dark images)
1 black micron pen or other similar fine-tipped pen
3 pieces scrap cardstock (I used white, pink, and blue)
Water-colored pencils (yellow, red, green)

1) score the big cardstock in half along the 3" line and fold so that the card measures 5" by 3".
2) Stamp the roses on the white scrap. Cut around the image, leaving a small (1/16" to 1/8") border around it.
3) Mount the stamped image on the pink scrap and cut to leave a small border around it. Mount that onto the blue scrap and cut another border.
4) Mount all 3 layers to the card base, approximately in the center of the card.
5) Stamp the hanger above and the sentiment below the roses. Stamp the hearts below the sentiment.
6) Use watercolor pencils to color the image. I used red for the roses and hearts, green for the leaves, and yellow for the background of the stamp.
(To use watercolor pencils, color around the edges of the design and use q-tips or a fine paintbrush dipped in water to spread the color so it fades in towards the center of your design. Simple and pretty!)
7) Using your Micron pen, draw lines to connect the hanger and the image of the stamped roses.

You're finished!
Thanks for looking!
I'm taking the weekend off from the blog, so I'll see you back next week! November already...WOW!

1 comment:

Jewelbug said...

really simple yet cute card - thanks for the instructions