Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Pont Alexandre III card by A Bushel and A Hug

 Happy Thursday Junkies!  Jerri here today to share a card I made using one of the new August stamps just released. This is a really cool stamp called Pont Alexandre III.  If you love this stamp as much as I do, you may want to jump on over and purchase it while it is still on SALE-15% off until August 8th!
I wanted the watercolor look for this card. Here's how I made the card.
  1. I stamped the Pont Alexandre III on watercolor paper.  I chose the smoother side, although you can still see some of the texture from the paper in the stamp, which I like. I used the Ranger Archival Ink Pad in black.  You'll want to use an ink that is waterproof. 
  2. To make the cloud like shapes in the top right corner, I used gesso.  I just simply used my craft knife to make a couple of swipes on the top right of my card.  I kept it pretty thin so it would dry quickly.
  3. I used some of my blue and purple stains to color the majority of the card front.  I put some of the color on my craft sheet and then sprayed my card pretty well with water.  Using a paint brush, I dabbed the blue and purple color on my card. 
  4. Next, I did the same with yellow. I tried to keep the yellow around the lights and then I dabbed some along the street. I tried to make it appear as a reflection.
  5. To give the yellow a bit more PUNCH, I sprayed some yellow glimmer mist in the area next to the lights.  I wanted it to be considerably brighter in that area.
  6. For the sentiment, I chose a Technique Junkies stamp called Needed to Be. I stamped it on a piece of scrap watercolor paper that I had applied gesso to. I also had hints of watercolor on it. 
The card front and the sentiment were both matted with coordinating paper.

I hope you enjoyed my card project today. Don't forget to take advantage of the sale before it's over. 

Have an AWESOME day.