Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cards for Kindness | 10 cards 1 card sketch

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing the cards I made for the Art Impressions current challenge. This time the challenge is a little different. Art Impressions is partnering with for their Cards for Kindness event. If you haven't heard about this fabulous event head on over to the Art Impressions blog where they have links to everything you will need. 

I used several Stacker sets for my 10 cards. To make this really easy I created a card sketch to play off of. I've never been very good at creating the same thing repetitively so I used the sketch as more of a starting off point.  You can find the card sketch down below. I hope it inspires you to create your own lot of cards to send in! 

I started with stamping all of the Art Impressions Stackers ( the ones I have... so far) with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink, on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. There a quite a few designs in this category and the ones I'll be using are the; Turtle, Duck and Dog Stackers. 

For the most part I colored all the turtles the same, along with the dogs and ducks. Except for one stack of ducks. I thought it would be fun to have some gray colored ducks on a rainbow background. So that is the exclusion from the rest. I'll have the list of markers down below for the different combinations I used. To make this easier on me, I did repeat quite a few markers, while coloring all the critters. 

Here is the card sketch that I came up with. Please feel free to use and share.

For a few of the cards I mixed up some shapes using a few Art Impressions dies like the large banner and rounded rectangle. I also used some of the smaller dies to die cut black card stock and emboss the sentiments on with Alabaster embossing powder. I love a good white sentiment on black card stock. The "oh hi" I brought in from another Art Impressions set, We're Here. 

I also used Tombow markers on a few. The diagonal watercolor line is easy to do with masking tape on watercolor paper.

A couple of my favorites are the rainbow card stock striped backgrounds. I took colored card stock in rainbow colors and trimmed 1/4in pieces. Then adhered those strips to the card panel. I also added splatter with the gold watercolor paint. I love a little planned splatter on backgrounds and I used anything from paint to sequins. 

I do have to say it was fantastic practice coloring the same images multiple times. Plus, playing with different color combinations and textures always puts a smile on my face. Like revisiting the basics. 

Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!

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1 comment:

  1. These are really cute! Great sketch for tall stamps. I love the stacked critters!