I’m going back to my clean and simple roots with today’s card. I still love clean and simple design, and when I go in a shop and see cards on the shelf, it is those that I would reach for even now. If I still bought cards that is. Sometimes I’ve found it hard to share a card with just the barest of designs. It’s always a temptation to add more, but as they say, less can be more and so that’s where today’s card came from. That desire to keep things clean and simple. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I stamped the Succulent Journalling Card with clear embossing ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I watercoloured the succulents with Daniel Smith watercolours using lots of layers to build up the colour.
I found that the wide banner on this image was the perfect size for the two line sentiment from So Many Sentiments. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink, sprinkled with Antique Gold embossing powder and heat set. I then trimmed the piece to a tag shape, punched a hole in the top and threaded with twine.
I resisted thoughts to dress this card up more with an interesting background, and instead let the subtle watercolours of the succulent tag stand proud as the focal point.
I know many of you have enjoyed my exploration of art books, photography tutorial etc and so I thought you might like to see something a little different – digital art!
When I first got my iPad I thought I’d be using the Procreate app a lot to create on the go. However, I didn’t spend the time to get to know how to use the app. So I sought out this easy to follow tutorial on how to create a monster from Nic Squirrell on Skillshare. The tutorial was clearly set out and I’m so pleased I managed to create a couple of cute monsters! Of course, I made them in a favourite muted palette but hey they wouldn’t be my monsters otherwise LOL. Skillshare is usually $10 per month but if you follow this link you’ll get a month free access to this class by Nic along with 18000+ other classes. I think the next one I’m going to do is a watercolour one by Ohn Mar Win 😃👍🏻
Here’s a little screen flow video of creating the big guy! I had great fun and I will now be using my iPad and Procreate app on the go more often. Check out Nic’s tutorial here.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D