I started off using plain Kraft card, but the embossing folder didn't quite fit and it looked a bit odd so I decided to use it as a panel instead. I picked out a few embossed elements to highlight, which was done with watercolour pencils initially, but then I tried painting with mica powders, which gave a much better finish I think (you can see the lower bird looks more crisp than the upper bird). I had a load of 17mm white circles left over from when I cut a tray to hold lip balm tubes, so I stamped individual letters on each one and layered them up on mica paint-washed kraft and white card to mirror the swirl and for an interesting look. Finished off by mounting the panels onto a card blank. I like the mixture of kraft, white and colours, but I prefer the white panel on Kraft more than the other way round. What about you?
I'm entering the following challenges:
Colour Throwdown #338 - Use Green, Teal, Kraft and White
AAA Cards #37 - It's Springtime