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).

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

Paper: Bristol board

Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance by Tsukineko

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

Thanks for stopping by!


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

Wavejumper said...

Charming without being soppy. :)

Hugs Margot

Dawn said...

This is amazing. So soft and pretty. xxx