Saturday, June 2, 2018

Experimenting with New Techniques


Lots of experimentation on this card.  I was interested in entering the Muse Challenge #268 so I spent a day thinking about what direction my card should take.  I knew I would use the floral theme, but the rest came to me in bits and pieces.


Embossed Get Well Card

Ultimately, I chose to focus on the following:

  • Pink and Green Color Scheme
  • Embossing
  • Black Sentiment Band
  • Floral Theme
What I changed:

  • I've never done pink embossing but had been thinking about trying it for a while. The pink flowers seemed to be the perfect time.  I wasn't sure if my method would work, but I used Color Box Pink Pigment Ink and clear embossed on top.  I think it turned out bright and cheery, which is a plus for a Get Well card.
  • The flower and  leaf looked bland on a white card base so I made a custom background.  Again, I've never done this before, but I used my Green Apple Inktense watercolor pencil and made a lightly striated background to complement the Copic greens.   

I used my new favorite stamp set:  Botanical Love By Create a Smile.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

5 comments:

  1. Your flower is pretty sweet and modern. I like how the leaf has pink outline to match that of the flower. Thanks for playing at the Muse. Hugs, Sweety.

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  2. Fabulous card Karen, and your pink embossing looks super, so pretty

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  3. So pretty! Love the pop of pink against the fresh green background! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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  4. Love your pretty flower Karen. Looks so fresh and modern. The touch of pink on leaf is so beautiful ❤️😍.

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  5. Such a lovely card karen..so fresh

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