Today’s card is extremely simple. It doesn’t have any amazing techniques, cool tricks, or fancy embellishments. It’s just a card from my heart expressing my love for Mother Earth in honor of Earth Day today.
This card is also the first time I’ve finally been brave enough to actually attempt hand lettering on one of my cards. I’ve been working on learning to brush letter for a few months now, but still feel very awkward with it. I don’t really love how it looks on my card, but decided to be brave and share it anyway because I really do love how my earth turned out. 🙂
I started by stamping the globe from the retiring Places You’ll Go stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® on a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. I added some water over the entire globe using an Aqua Painter then dropped in bits of blue and green ink to try and mimic land masses and oceans. I used Lime Rickey and Fiesta Blue inks from Catherine Pooler Designs for the watercoloring.
While the watercoloring was drying, I stamped the globe stand from the same set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Catherine’s Midnight ink. I then used a Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Brush Pen to hand letter the sentiment on my panel.
Once I had the lettering done, I matted the panel on a piece of black cardstock using tape runner then adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base made from Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin’ Up.
By time time the watercolor piece was dry. I used my paper snips to fussy cut the globe right against the outermost embossed line. I added some Dimensionals to the back then lined it up insde the stand and adhered it to the panel and that completed my card.
In honor of Earth Day, I just want to encourage everyone to get outside and do something today. If you happen to live near a National Park, they’re all offering free admission this weekend (through Monday, April 24) in honor of National Park Week, so it’s a great time to advantage and go visit your closest National Park.
Until next time …