Two Floral One-Layer cards

one-layer floral 1

I have been doing so much watercolour lately I thought I should check and see if I could still mask and sponge!

For both these cards I stamped and sponged through a post-it mask cut with a spellbinders square die. The hard part with a die cut mask is centering it on the card base. It took a few attempts. Lining the card base up on a gridded mat first helps a little. To create the pink scene I inked the stamp with an Angel pink ink pad then added the green and rhubarb ink to the stamp with markers.   I inked the text stamp with rhubarb ink but wiped some off before stamping so some text would fade to nothing. I sponged the edges with both pink and rhubarb ink.

one-layer floral 2

I also inked the stamp for the yellow and green scene with markers and spritzed it with water before stamping. I sponged the edges and added some splatter with a cool and easy technique I discovered by accident the other day. I held a watercolour pencil close to the panel and wiped a water brush back and forth across the coloured led sending splatter onto the card.

It’s the bleak mid-winter in Ottawa this week so I blew some frozen bubbles.


Stamps: Love ChapterPosies, Lofty (Penny Black)
Inks: Rhubarb Stalk, Angel Pink, Cottage Ivy, Cantaloupe, Potter’s Clay Olive Green, Bamboo leaves, Espresso Truffle (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and a water brush