Hi there Hollowers! It’s Jen up on the blog today sharing a card using the January subscription box. It’s been so much fun creating with this box….and I have to admit that is one of my favorite’s!
Today I am using Faber-Castell watercolor pencils and the beautiful image of a girl holding a book. I absolutely love this stamp because there is so much you can do with it. She could be having a blast sitting on a tree swing and reading her book. Or she could be sitting on top of a stack of books. Or the sun could be setting behind her while she reads at the park or at the beach. So fun!
This was a really fun and quick card to create. My plan was to create a one-layer card, but I took a wrong turn somewhere and didn’t like where I ended up! (more on that later) I stamped the image onto a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then colored the image using Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I don’t often use watercolor pencils but they were so easy to use and the color moved so great with water.
I used a red rubber stamp from my stash to create the border but this could easily be drawn in using a Micron pen.
Next, I grabbed a stencil from my stash thinking that I would make a really fun background. However, I tried using watercolor pencils through the stencil and I really, really did not like how that turned out. To fix my mistake, I fussy cut the image of the girl out; recreated the border and stamped the image onto the card panel again. I also stamped a sentiment.
This time I used some dye inks to create stencil background, which I like a lot better! Next, I popped up the fussy cut image with foam and adhered on top of the already stamped image. I attached the panel to a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ white card base.
To finish off the card, I added a few jelly hearts from Trinity Stamps.