I’m sure after that huge snowstorm last weekend, a lot of you are ready for Spring…so here’s a sparkly daffodil just for you! This card uses another image from one of the stamp sets created with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens in mind, “Springtime“. These sets tend to include simpler images that give you lots of room to play with color and sparkle.
I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the image so that I could add clear embossing powder and have a nice raised edge to contain my color. When I’m working on watercolor cardstock, this tends to help me so that I don’t stress out about color moving outside the lines!
You don’t need a ton of these markers to achieve smooth blending and those bright highlights…in fact for this card, I only used four (listed below). For the daffodil here, I just added color to the areas where my shadows would be and softly blended it outward using the clear pen. To create sharp contrast like this, you’ll need to pull the color out a little distance at a time with the clear pen and clean the tip off every so often.
Since the image is so big and bold, I decided to keep the rest of the card simple. The sentiment, from “Greetings“, was stamped in Versafine directly onto the finished watercolor panel. After wrapping this panel a few times with some orange baker’s twine, I popped it up over a coordinating green mat and adhered it all to a kraft cardbase.
I hope that Spring is making its way to all of you soon. Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to hear your comments!
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Used: Moonlight, Harvest Moon, Olive Jade, Clear