Frosty greetings, crafters! It’s finally cold autumn here in Germany; even when the sun shines it barely goes over 15 degrees Celcius. After that monster summer, I am thankful for every cool day. To express my joy with the low temperatures which have me happily shivering on my way to work, I created a card with Cedar, the fox from Purple Onion Designs, on a frosty mint background.
I started out by grabbing a piece of watercolor card stock, and wetting an area with a wide, flat brush. Once it was damp, I grabbed my Kuretake watercolors and added a little bit of green to the bottom and a little bit of aqua to top. I am delighted about how it turned out – I tend to oversaturate, but I paced myself and only allowed myself to add just a little bit of color. It’s very intense, so I wanted it to dilute and only leave a soft background. Then I grabbed my Martha Stewart Star Punch and punched out some star shaped holes.
On my card base, I added some double sided adhesive where the front panel would go and dumped some glitter by Elizabeth Craft on it. It’s subtle enough to not distract, but in daylight, it will catch you eye when you just slightly angle the card.
For my fox, I stamped him out with Memento Tuxedo black ink on SSS heavy card stock and colored him with Copics. My crafty friend Marika Rathu has recently been showing how she adds details with Inktense pencils to her Copic coloring, so I thought I’d give this a shot, but with my Polychromos pencils. I am far from being as talented as she is, but golly – it’s fun! The sharpened tip of a colored pencil really allows you to add fantastic detail to an image colored with Copics.
To have some more contrast, I die cut the banner with a Mama Elephant die from black card stock and heat embossed a white sentiment – I love the stark contrast, and with the soft background, the banner adds just the right amount of pop.
Since I can’t help myself and thought I needed something extra still, I grabbed some twine (or very fine thread?) and piled that up behind the fox. Just a little detail.
And have you detected my little black dots? I actually added them the next day when I was getting ready to take photos of the card. I thought they were subtle enough to not jump out at you, but they do add a little contrast around the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I hope you enjoyed the card. Let me know what you think in the comments, and I’ll catch you soon with a video again.
For good measure, this card goes off to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More “Anything Goes”.