Today’s card is for one of my staff members, Mark. Mark is a very intelligent, quiet and unassuming person. I wanted to make a card for him that reflected some of these qualities. Nothing loud or boisterous would be appropriate.
About the card
1. I used a whitewash technique on the leaves from gently falling stamp set after embossing it with early espresso first. You’ll see more on the whitewash technique in a future post. For these, I stamped them on pear pizzazz and then using my aqua painter painted in white craft ink inside. Then over it again with island indigo. I really like the effect.
2. Wood grain embossing folder for some texture.
3. The branch is actually some of our simply pressed clay in a die I purchased at a big box store. I colored the clay first with early espresso re-inker and let it dry overnight. Then I used my marker to add a little low lights.
I hope you like Mark’s card. Love to hear you comments.
What I used
Stamps: Best of Birthday, Gently Falling, Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, White craft, Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Natural White, Accessories: Early Espresso embossing powder, simply pressed clay, oval framelits, large oval punch, aqua painter.