Friday, 14 February 2020

Who/what do you love?

Our challenge theme at Daring Cardmakers this week is "love" - who or what do you love?

I love bird images! After florals, I think they come a close second in terms of what I have in my stamp collection.

I also love clean  and simple and one layer designs. CAS designs are often great when you need a romantic card that's not too feminine - anniversaries, Valentines or "I love you" for the man in your life perhaps. Can you guess what hubby's Valentine looked like?

Pan Pastels made this a quick card -  I blended three colours into a square masked off with low tack tape, stamped the image and sentiment after removing the tape and gently erased colour from the birds' breast and cheek areas.

A stamping platform is really helpful here as the first impression tends to "lift" the pastel, a second stamping will give you a cleaner image (give the stamp a wipe in between).

Stamps:
Tree Swallows and Key Expressions (both Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Paper: Bristol board

Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance by Tsukineko

Other:
Pan Pastels (Turquoise, Phthalo Green Tint, Magenta Tint)
Spectrafix Degas fixative
MISTI
Low tack tape
Putty eraser


Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Ahhh! Sweet little love-birds!

Love the image, and the soft, simple colour palette works so perfectly

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Joanne! The soft colours are a gorgeous backdrop for the birds, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

That subtle background is simply fabulous. A lovely card xx

Sue said...

Oh this is beautiful, I love C&S but really struggle with it. This has made me want to dig out my Pan Pastels too. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Waverunner said...

Charming without being soppy. :)

Hugs Margot

Dawn said...

This is amazing. So soft and pretty. xxx