Today I wanted to keep it clean and simple with my guest project for Purple Onion Designs. Don’t forget that there is a sale going on until August 28 and you can get 25% off the entire store!
You know that I always struggle with leaving enough whitespace, mainly because to me the cards usually looks bland and boring if there’s too much white. For that reason, I selected to go with an orange card base to give my front panel some additional contrast. Also, I made sure to have strong shadows in my coloring that would pop against the white of the water color card stock.
You can see once more how helpful as stamp positioning tool is. Without it, it’s very hard to know where your image will actually go and on a clean and simple design it’s important to be very precise with your stamping. Of course, to contradict my own words, for the sentiment I did just wing it and was lucky that it turned out great. One of my main problems with sentiments on the rubber stamps is that I can’t check if they are upside down or not. I usually only see that after I have stamped it 🙂
The images I am using today highlight one of the reasons why I love Purple Onion Designs so much: They can be used to create scenes with many different motives. You can combine stamps from different releases quite easily, and they will still work together in terms of size and design. Of course, I’m a huge fan of the Stacey Yakula line, so these go together perfectly naturally.
The coloring was done using my Inktense pencils and I worked in multiple layers, as I explained in the video. I hope you enjoyed the card and the video. Leave me a comment if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer you.