Thursday, August 7, 2014

IO Challenge- Clean and Simple

Greetings everyone!  Today's IO challenge is "clean and simple" cards.  I thought I would share a card I recently taught in one of my classes.  I used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush so that I wouldn't have to color every flower or leaf perfectly.  The card is "quick and easy" as well as "clean and simple."

Pink notecard
Ranger watercolor paper

Sayings- Impression Obsession Clear Set- CL329 Let them Eat Cake
Background- Impression Obsession Cover a Card Sketchy Flowers CC093
Cupcake- Impression Obsession Flower Cupcake C16017

Colorbox Chalk Pink Pastel
Black Versafine

Other Materials:
Spun Sugar Distress Marker
Inktense Pencils- Crimson, Felt Green
3” circle punch (Purple Circle Punch)

·         Stamp the card with pink ink and large background image.
·         Cut out circle from watercolor paper
·         Stamp cupcake and saying onto circle using black ink
·         Outline the outside of the cupcake with Spun Sugar Distress Marker
·         Blend the outline with waterbrush to soften the edges
·         Let the outline dry before coloring the inside of the cupcake
·         Color the center of each flower with pink Inktense pencil
·         Blend the flowers with waterbrush
·         Trace the lines of the cupcake wrapper with pink Inktense pencil
·         Blend with a waterbrush
·         Color the center of each leaf with green pencil
·         Bled leaves with waterbrush
·         Optional…stamp saying on the inside of the card

     Need more Clean and Simple inspiration?  Check out the other designers:

Laura Fulcher - you are here
Vicki Garrett



Ellen Taylor said...

Yummy card Laura!!So pretty in pink!!

Karen Amidon said...

Sweet, so feminine and fresh! Love the cover a card background...perfect!

Pattie J. said...

simply soft and pretty.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun coloring technique ... such a pretty card.