Recently my very talented dear friend, Gail Jaeger, designed a series of six floral cards with Tonic Studios dies. While I am away at CHA Creativation, I am going to feature her cards and the descriptions she has shared. Gail is a real artist and what is most amazing about these cards is that they all feature works of art that Gail painted! After completing a painting, Gail takes a picture and then uses the photo of the painting as part of her card art. I am thrilled to feature Gail's art and cards on my blog while I am gone.
Here is what Gail shared about the painting featured in this card:
This is one of my early pieces. It is a study of a purple iris. So to focus on the iris, the background was left untouched. I drew the iris on the canvas and painted with watercolor what I saw. I high lighted some of the petals with a black Speedball calligraphy ink and pen.
And a brief description of how she made the card and the supplies used:
Thinking Of You. Begin with a 5 ½ X 8 ½ base of shimmering silver card stock. Apply Nuvo Silver Gem Glimmer Paste though the Essentials Bevelled Diamond 1476e Stencil. Put aside to dry. Using the Miniature Moments Thinking Of You Die 1255, you can create a dimensional greeting using the shimmering silver paper from the base and an intense purple mirror paper. Secure them together leaving a thin edge to create dimension.
Now that our card is dry, using the Layering Basics Die Sets Sunray Venus 1450e Die cut out the center of the card face. Now for the fun of layering that will give your card the feel of simple elegance. Cut a piece of the purple mirror paper 4 ¼ X 5 ½ and secure it to the inside of the card face. It will fill the cut out area of the card face. Secure it in place.
Cut a piece of dark silver shimmering paper 2 ¾ X 3 3/4 round the edges. Cut the iris photo 3 ½ X 2 ½ and round the edges. Secure this to the dark silver shimmering paper and pop up on to the purple mirror paper. For your finishing touch, secure Thinking Of You.