yesterday's card featuring so many of my favorite elements inspired me for today's card. it's also a custom order request as well - yay for double duty!
i began with a blank watercolor canvas and using two shades of distress ink, i watercolored the background, creating an ombre fade. i know i've mentioned it before but the way that distress inks blend together - in any form - just amazes me. this time i used salty ocean and blueprint sketch. there's multiple layers of paint building up to the end result.
once dry, i trimmed it down before stamping the sentiment in black ink. [this card is most likely to be used as a thank you of sorts.] "praise" is larger in a sort of scripty font and "god, from whom all blessings flow" is in a standard classic font below.
the top portion of the watercolored panel is embossed with a music note texture - i personally don't know how to read music so i have no idea if it's even accurate, but i like that it correlates with the theme of the card.
between the texture of the watercolor paper and the texture of the music notes - it just makes my heart happy. i elevated the watercolor panel off of the white card base with foam tape. i find that this helps show the dimension of the embossing instead of adhering it flat to the card base.
this is another one-of-a-kind card, but i'm always happy to create custom orders. it's so relaxing to paint these backgrounds - i need to find a way to create a series of these!
i'm happy that this card could be a small part of #the100daychallenge. i'm onto the downhill slope and i've got so many ideas for what's to come.
also i can't wait for gina k to restock envelopes, i'm in desperate need of adding to my stash!
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