Saturday, April 8, 2017
Spotlighting with Eau de Parfum
I wanted to share with you here another quick Mixed Media card using the Eau de Parfum background stamp from Artistic Outpost along with ODBD Custom Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs) that I am sharing today on the AO blog as well :-)
I just love the vintage feel of the images in the Eau de Parfum background- the gorgeous flowers, the perfume bottle as well as the accents of Paris- don’t you?
I decided to showcase the spotlighting technique for this card and incorporated the Splitcoaststampers CC629 Color Challenge along with the Addicted to Stamps and More #236 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites or The Artistic Outpost Blog / AO FB page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
1). Stamp the Eau de Parfum background image using archival black ink onto white cardstock.
2). Die cut and emboss the circle from the stamped image using the Pierced Circles Dies before adding color to the die cut with a water brush along with water-based markers and a water soluble graphite pencil (for shadows). Once the coloring has dried (I use a heat tool to speed up the process), add details on the flowers with an extra fine white paint pen and shimmer to the perfume bottle with a clear glitter pen.
3). Add a few shadows with the water soluble graphite pencil using the water brush to the remainder of the background before fussy cutting around the deckled edge of the image and adding white highlights to the flower centers with an extra fine white paint pen.
4). Die cut and emboss a piece of white cardstock using the Pierced Rectangles Dies, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere the layered panel onto the white card front. Add the fussy-cut background to the card front.
5). Die cut and emboss a piece of sugarplum cardstock with the Pierced Rectangles Dies, lightly stamp the Eau de Parfum background on the edges (lining up with the initial stamped background) using a watermark ink and mount onto the card front.
6). Line up and adhere the spotlighted die cut circle with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week, my friends!