Saturday, August 4, 2012

Countryside - Man's Birthday card

 I played with watercoloring this truck from the Countryside stamp set from Stampin' Up! today. I colored three different images with my Aqua Painter and Markers and here is a card with one of them. First I stamped the image in Basic Black Craft Ink onto the Water Color Paper from Stampin' Up! Then I Heat Embossed this with Clear Embossing Powder. Embossing the image I am going to color always helps me - and I need all the help I can get when it comes to coloring!

I used several different Markers, including Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple from the new In Colors, as well as Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. I scribble the brush tip of the Marker onto the lid of my stamp set to lay down ink. Then I use the Aqua Painter to use this ink for coloring the image. When everything was dry, I added some Dazzling Detail to the apples in the back of the truck and then used a Crumb Cake Marker in the Spritzer Tool to add some speckles.

{Inside} I had water colored another small image of the water spigot from this same stamp set, so I used it for the inside of this card. I am linking this card to the Operation Write Home Blog - be sure to check them out!

Stamps: Countryside, Bring On the Cake
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Comfort Cafe, Water Color Paper
Ink: Basic Black Craft,  Assorted Markers
Accessories: Argyle TIEF, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Brads

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Erika said...

You put so much work into this beautiful card! It's just lovely.

StampTramps said...

You did a beautiful job on coloring the truck! Both cards are awesome and will make a hero very happy.

Anonymous said...

WOW! ..and you say you can't color...HA! This is wonderful!

Sherry Hickey said...

Mary, this is super gorgeous! I like your idea of heat embossing the image before coloring; must try that! Great job.

Cynthia T said...

This card is fantastic! The image has been colored so nicely. Just looking at that old truck takes me to a happy-place. TFS!

Nancy Keller said...

Nicely done! Great coloring! Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Uber gorgeous! TFS!!!

Unknown said...

That is completely gorgeous! That embossing folder is a perfect choice. Thanks for playing in the ODBD challenge this month!

Valerie said...

these are great cards! I've seen the old truck stamp and have thought about buying it. Seeing you use it on this card has convinced me to get it! Well done!

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