ID: Life
"Embossed Series"
Open: 16"w x 6"h

Closed: 4"w x 6"h

I used Stonehenge (natural) cardstock.  Scored my fold lines every 4". Scored my design lines using a "Scor-it" (this card is similar to Suzanne's sample on her website Quietfire Design). 

I created my watercolor art using 90lb Canson watercolor paper, Rheotech white gesso, Golden's Iridescent Stainless Steel & Gold 3D fabric paint all applied with a palette knife and randomly smeared to get textural effects. Let that dry prior applying my watercolors. Love this color combination as well (W/N "Oxide of Chromium" green, New Gamboge, Cobalt Turquoise, Cad. Orange & Davinci's Red Rose Dp. Quinicadrone). Cut out my rectangles and edged them with a Krylon Gold Leaf pen and attached them to my card. Added the quote with a script nib and mixed combinations of Magic Color (Aqua Blue, Mars Red, Warm Grey & FW Acrylic Cool Grey). The warm grey was too brown for this project and the cool grey was too light, so I mixed them together (perfect). I also mixed some of this warm/cool grey mix with the other 2 colors, and each time I dipped my nib into these 2 colors I dipped it into the grey as well, muting the intensity of the blue and red. 

Quote: Life The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love. William Arthur Ward


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