Monday, December 10, 2007

More Wintergreen & Triptych Cards

I made several cards today for the chuch event tomorrow. I wanted to use the Holy Triptych stamp set from the winter mini for most of them. I also really like the Wintergreen paper I got last month. It gives the cards such a nice grown-up feeling of this holy time.
I don't own all the ink pads in full size yet. Mostly I have the brights that came in my demonstrator kit 2 years ago and a couple of others I have aquired along the way since. I did want a softer feel to the coloring of my first card. So I pulled out my aqua painter and my Stampin' Write Markers. It takes a lot longer this way, but does work. Wet the aqua painter, then touch the tip to the brush tip of the marker. The color runs out fast, so keep adding marker ink. I then colored in parts of the hats and bottles with the Gold Zig Painty Pen. I didn't color their faces or hands. I also left the rest of the image panel white. It is matted on Sage Shadow to match the Designer Paper. I colored the Wisemen with Sage Shadown, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke. To keep all the colors from running easily I first embossed the image with black EP.
For the second card, I also embossed the image with black EP and a versamark pad. I watercolored the image this time with my aqua painter and ink from the lid of my classic ink pads. I used Purely Pomegranate, Yo Yo Yellow, and Soft Sky. The panel is matted on Always Artichoke and some Holiday Harmony DSP. I love the Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon and am glad the In Colors do not retire till the end of June.
The third card does not use the Holy Triptych stamp set, but it's counterpart "Star-Studded Season". The star and sentiment are embossed in the retired Copper EP. There is a thin mat of Brushed Copper below the Sage Shadow panel. Again the Designer Paper is from the Wintergreen collection. The sentiment is punched out with the Key Tag Punch.
For all 3 cards there is a sentiment embossed on the inside of the card.

1 comment :

dd2njoy said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Those stamps are so lovely!