Sweetie greeting card
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a card I made using the hand-carved stamp I created in the last post. I took a few photos of how the finished card came together.
I stamped the 'I love you' sweet stamp onto 300gsm smooth card using Memento Luxe Love Letter pigment ink. I used a mix of watercolours and acrylics to fill in the pink sweet and create the highlights to give the illusion of raised surface of the sweet. I used a blue/brown mix to create the shaded background colour wash.
Next I wanted to add some hand-lettering, I based the letters on the Stringfellows font, sketching it freehand in pencil on a piece of paper first then lightly tracing it onto my illustration.
I went over the pencil lines using a blue/brown acrylic paint mix, it looks black but it gives a slightly softer look, if you use pure black paint it can look a bit harsh. I wanted the 'sweetie' lettering to stand out a bit more so I outlined it in white acrylic paint, softening the edges with a white pastel pencil. I also added some more white bits to the surface of the sweet, to create the chalky finish those sweets have. The finishing touches were added with coloured pencils. I love the texture! Then I simply scanned and printed the finished illustration.
That's all for now, I hope you're having a great Valentine's Day! ; ) See you next week and thanks for dropping by!