Here is the card that I created for the hop. I always love creating with Penny Black. My creativity tends to go a little bit crazy. 😉
I used the Sprightly (40-337) background stamp in a slightly different way. I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder and then used just parts of the stamp to create kind of a swirly look on opposing corners. I then used 3 colors of Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Pumice Stone and Evergreen Bough) to “watercolor” the background. The berries were colored with an Art GRIP™ Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
You can see some of the overlap of the colors a little bit better in this photo. It’s a very loose style of watercoloring.
I used the same gold embossing powder on a piece of cardstock weight vellum to stamp the sentiment from the set called Beauty of the Season (30-254) which I wrapped around the watercolored piece. I secured it in place with my E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Adhesive.
Then I added LOTS of 3D Foam Squares (in white) to give the card front dimension. Before attaching to the card base, I wrapped a piece of Ivory seam binding ribbon around it and secured with a few DODZ™ – Small (I like to roll them up).
Now all I had to do was add it to the card base, which I kept neutral. I love how it turned out. I hope you all like it, too! 🙂
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Ranger: Watercolor Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves).
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® : Art GRIP™ Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #121
WOW! Embossing Powders: Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder
Penny Black: Sprightly, Beauty of the Seasons