July 2013 trail map-Vickie’s View
Apples with Distress Markers
By: Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide
I made this card for a guy at work that was leaving. Everyone said that one of hobbies was gardening and this was the closest I could come. The design came from the trail map for July. The main image is a Stampin' Up stamp from an older set called "For Father". I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Jet Black Stazon. I then colored with distress markers and did blending with a water pen. I hate plain white edges and love distress pads so I did a little distressing around the edge of the image.
The accents in the background were done using an embossing folder that looks like wood. After I embossed the image I just ran distress pads over the raised part of the embossing until I got a look I liked. I also used a clear glaze pen on the word "apples" just to make it stand out a little.