Let's get started on this quick tutorial. I started by tracing the chipboard square piece onto water color paper. Then, I stamped the little tree onto the water-color paper making sure to wipe off the face before stamping it. I used Versafine Onxy Black ink.
I then, used my Faber-Castell water-color pencils to color the images. I used a small paint brush & water to move the color. I set it aside to dry.
Once the images where dry I trimmed it down - following the pencil lines. I then adhered the little painting onto the chipboard piece. I then stamped and colored with my Spectrum Noir Marker the little tree as well as the artist. I then trimmed it and adhered it to the little painting. Placing an acrylic block on top of it.
Now, To create the easel. I used 3 toothpicks for the easel. I cut one into 3 pieces. I only used 2 of those pieces. I started by gluing the 2 full toothpicks along with the larger of the 2 cut pieces - forming a capital A. Then I added the little piece to the top. Set aside to dry.
Once the little painting and easel were dry I adhered them together. set aside to dry.
Now, I created the background to the front panel of the card. On heavy weight white card stock I did a bit of water-color wash with Distress ink in Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive. Then I did a bit of sprinkle with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel, Citron and Teal. Set aside to dry.
Then, I stamped the sentiment onto heavy weight white card stock. I then die cut it using a rectangle stitched die.
Now, that all of the components are all ready - it's time to put our card together. I adhered the front panel on to Dark Navy card base. I adhered the sentiment onto shiny Navy card stock. Add a bit of thin foam to the back of the easel so that it laid even on the card. I also add a bit of thick foam tape to the artist. I placed the painting to the bottom right of the card front and the artist to the left of the card. Next, I placed the sentiment a bit to right.