Monday, March 22, 2010

GKD March Release Challenge

Here is a card I made for the Gina K. Designs release sketch challenge #2 at StampTV.

I used images from the 100% Sweet stamp set. I double inked the images with a layer of Brilliance graphite black ink and also in Versamark ink and stamped them onto watercolor paper before heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I remember reading about this technique but it's been a while so I hope I did this correctly. I did this to ensure that I could emboss the images because it seemed that the watercolor paper was absorbing the Brilliance ink quite quickly. I used Stampin Up's rose red card stock for the card base and regal rose card stock for the mat under each panel. To color in the images, I used an aqua painter to spread the color after applying a layer of color using Marvy LePlume II markers #68(daffodil yellow), #28(english red) and #12(grey). I also used some brown Crayola water color paint to color in the cake. The sentiment is stamped in Colorbox ink (peony). The patterned paper is from a pack of origami paper I got at the art store.