Jelly beans Art card

Hello everyone! My New Year’s resolution to blog once a week seems to have gone the way of most resolutions, lol!

Ah well, I am here now with some photos describing a card I made for a coworker’s daughter. He told me she is turning 14, loves jelly beans and the colours yellow and green, and is having a candy-themed birthday party. The rest was up to me!

I have been playing around a lot lately with watercolours and other watersoluble mediums so I thought I would go this route for this card. After I had completed the picture for the front of the card using Faber Castell watercolour pencils on Strathmore 140 lb paper, I really liked the way it turned out and thought, “now wouldn’t it be neat if she could save this picture, without having to save the whole card”…sort of, card as art.So I mounted the picture on some cardstock and then again on a 5×7 piece of watercolour paper so that it would fit into a standard size picture frame. Here is my little piece of art:


7 card art

To attach it to a card base, I took a 8 1/2 x 5 inch piece of heavy cardstock (100lb) and scored it on the long side at 7 inches.

2 base 1 start

I used repositional glue dots to attach the card art to the base.  I lined it up carefully to make sure the card would stand evenly.

4 closeup

3 attach base

So there we have it! A little piece of art in a card, that the young lady can save and frame if she decides to!!

6 Jellybeans for Genesis

Lots more to work on so I am going to head back to my art area..enjoy your day, my friends!!

Sprinkle kindness around like confetti!!


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