Hey y'all. Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was packed. No MDS Monday today however. I think I got a little behind on my hydration yesterday as I was power washing and painting my front porch railings, because I ended up with a wicked migraine. I will try and get to it today.
Today's card is a special one I made for a special guy in my life. He loves to ride, so I got this stamp set specifically to make a card for him. I know it's retired, hope you won't hold it against me. This card fits the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. If you haven't checked them out yet, go on by when you get a chance. They have lots of great sketches.
Here's today's card-
|Watercolored & Embossed Masculine Card with SU Motorcycle Stamp|
Here's a close-up of the focal image-
|Watercolored and Embossed Image, SU Motorcycle Stamp|
My friend's bike is a beautiful, Royal Blue color, but we don't really have anything that color so I ended up mixing colors, finally settling on Not Quite Navy and Concord Crush layered together. I thought I might be able to use Pacific Point, but believe it or not, Not Quite Navy and Pacific Point look very similar to each other in watercolor. After I got the color just where I wanted it, I colored over these spots with my VersaMarker and then applied Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Embossed to give the blue areas I glossy finish. I also tried (unsuccessfully) on one of the early attempts to use my VersaMarker & Pewter Heat Embossing Powder, to make some of the metal stand out. :( I used Wild Wasabi for the grass and a mixture of Bashful Blue and Marina Mist for the sky. (I have to say I'm really excited by how this turned out!) I then sponged the edges with Not Quite Navy and Wild Wasabi. This panel was then popped up with dimensionals on my two colored panels, which were run through the Big Shot in my Lattice Embossing Folder.They were then mounted with dimensionals as well.