The Paper Players are featuring a color challenge this week. The challenge hostess, Jaydee, selected the classic color combination of Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. Plus she provided us with this beautiful inspiration photo.
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Emboss it! Don't be afraid to heat emboss images that you are going to watercolor! The embossing keeps the colors from "bleeding"! The Cardinal was stamped in Jet Black StazOn, and then embossed with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.
- Water color it! Using Blender Pens and inks is my favorite method of watercoloring. Real Red, Always Artichoke and More Mustard inks are all it takes to finish this image in a flash!
- Brayer it! Basic Gray ink was lightly brayered across the surface of the Vintage Wallpaper embossing, accenting this lovely pattern even more.
- Bling it! Basic Pearls bling up the berries, while an Always Artichoke bow, made from Stampin' Up!s new 1/2" Seam Binding, adds the finishing touch! If you need a refresher on how to make quick and easy bows, please Click Here to review my video tutorial.
I hope that you will join The Paper Players this week! I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations, and of course, leaving you comments! Speaking of comments, your comments are very important to me, so please, won't you leave one before you go? And remember, if you ever have questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away. Until next time...
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Stamp Set: A Cardinal Christmas (111760); Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Basic Gray (109120), Always Artichoke (105219), Real Red (103133), More Mustard (103162); Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Cherry Cobbler (119685); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175), Brayer (102395), Blender Pens (102845); Glitz and Glam: Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (121000---Holiday Mini), Basic Pearls (119247); Other: Nestabilities