Friday, April 15, 2016

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Friday

So one more card before my little pony goes galloping off into the sunset.

The colours here are Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon.  I masked off a section of watercolour paper and used a paintbrush to brush on some Twisted Citron on the left and some Mermaid Lagoon on the right.  They blended a bit in the middle.  Here I used watered down re-inkers so the colour was a bit more vibrant.  The pony is embossed in black.  The paper is Island Indigo.  It's a pretty simple card 'cause sometimes you just have time for those.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Technique Thursday

I used the Ombré technique on this card.  I actually just made it up so it's not really a technique.  Ombré basically means to move from one colour hue to another gradually.

To create the card I took some Summer Sun (very old Stampin Up! colour) re-inker and blended it with some Tangerine Tango re-inker.  At the top of the card I painted on just the yellow ink and then gradually added more and more orange until the bottom, which is all orange.  Quick and easy.

The pony was then embossed in black.

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Wednesday

I embossed the pony in Early Espresso embossing powder and coloured with some distress stains.  The background is Antique Linen distress stains with some Early Espresso sponging.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Michael Strong Card of the Day - Tuesday

I embossed the pony with clear embossing powder on watercolour paper. Then I sprayed with water and added some brown Bister and sprayed some more. Some canvass, vanilla brads and a vanilla die cut completed the look.

The card is 5.5x5.5. Vanilla paper matted with Early Espresso cardstock.