Valentine’s day doesn’t just have to be for significant others, Gal friends and coffee buddies want to be included too! For today’s Galentine’s Day card I took inspiration from a previous card I made before my design team days but well into my Ink Road obsession.
Let’s start with a picture of the inspiration. This card was created with the Mug Life stamp set in Fall of 2018 using deep earthy colors. I wanted to keep this same layout and loose watercolor style, but revamp the color scheme and sentiments to fit a new season.
I started this card with a piece of bristol smooth paper, and used a black waterproof ink to repeatedly stamp the images across the entire background. The coffee cups are of course from Mug Life. The open hearts are from Modern Romance, and the small solid hearts are from Bun Intended.
To color the background I smooshed a memento ink pad in Angel Pink onto my glass mat and picked it up with a watercolor brush. I messily applied it to the background going around the images. When using water based media I recommend painting the background before the images to prevent the color from the images from bleeding out into the background.
Next I moved onto coloring in each of the coffee cups using Arteza real brush pens, then blended the colors using water and a paintbrush.
Here are my color combinations listed in color family from deepest to lightest:
- Black/Grey markers: Noir, Ash Black, Elephant Grey, Smoke Grey
- Teal markers: Teal, Turquoise, Spearmint Blue, Ice Blue
- Pink markers: Rosewood, Fuchsia, Blush Pink
To finish off this card I mounted the colored panel onto a top folding A2 card base. I created a sentiment cluster in the bottom left of the card starting with a piece of pink glitter washi tape. From the Modern Romance stamp set I white heat embossed “Happy Galentine’s Day” onto black paper, and stamped xoxo using teal ink onto white paper. I layered both of these strips on top of the washi, then embellished with flat back half beads in Donna Pearl and Tami Grey.
Happy Galentine’s Day Roadies!
Lots of Love, Becca