Friday, January 11, 2019

Sweetheart Owl and Arbor Valentine's Card - Purple Onion Designs

Hello!  I have a sweet little watercolour painted Valentine's card to share with you today using product from Purple Onion Designs I have always enjoyed using the stamps illustrated by the talented Stacey Yacula.

For this card I used Clarity Stencil brushes to delicately ink blend the background using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters.  I then die cut the panel for some simple interest to give it the faux stitched edge.

On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped my arbor stamp three times and also the sweetheart owl and the two little birdies using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  Needing more hearts to place in the vines I stamped just that part of the owl stamp several times.  Everything was watercolour painted using Kuretake Zigs.  Colours used for this card are .... Beige 072, Oatmeal 064, Mid Gray 096, Light Pink 026, Light Green 041 and Carmine Red 022.

Points were highlighted with a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and then I set to work fussy cutting out all the images.  It was super fiddly but totally worth it because I wanted a great deal of dimension on my card.  Once cut I adhered them to my background panel with either a single or double layer of dimensional foam tape.  I flecked in the grass by hand using the Zig in Light Green again.  For the sentiment, I curved it on to my stamping block and stamped with the Potting Soil ink again and added two little exclamation points by hand.

To complete the 'dewy garden' look and feel I pulled out some water droplet embellishments and dotted them around glueing with Ranger Multi Medium Matte since it dries clear and adheres strong!

Hope you enjoyed my card, thank you for coming by the blog to read today.

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

1 comment:

  1. Your Owl card is absolutely adorable. I love it. Thank you for sharing.