Weekends are normally my time for making cards. I look forward to it all week. I hadn’t been feeling too well this weekend, so I missed out on most of my card-making time. Sadly, I even missed out on going to a very cool Lawn Fawn make-and-take day my local stamp store was offering yesterday which was being taught by my pal, Sharon.
Thankfully, after spending most of the weekend in bed, I finally started feeling well enough this afternoon to spend a little time at my craft table. Since I’m still not at 100%, I decided to just stick with this quick & easy floral card. I made a few of them for my all-occasion card stash.
I started by stamping several of the flowers on white cardstock using VersaFine ink. I then “watercolored” all of the flowers using Stampin’ Write markers and Aqua Painter from Stampin’ Up!® For the petals, I used Blushing Bride and Rose Red. For the stems and leaves, I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Since I was using regular cardstock instead of watercolor paper, I kept the water brush as dry as possible to avoid warping the paper.
As you can see in this close-up shot, I did have a little bit of bleed over the lines, but nothing too major. One of the beauties of watercolor, in my opinion, is you can get away with a little “looseness” in the coloring. If you would prefer to prevent that from happening, you could certainly heat emboss the flower image before watercoloring it.
Once I had my focal pieces completed, I assembled each of the cards. I created my card bases using 110 lb white card stock to which I adhered a panel of patterned paper. I added the matted focal pieces to the card bases using foam tape. To finish the cards, I stamped the sentiment on 1/2″ wide pieces of white cardstock. I fish tailed the ends of the sentiments then adhered them to my cards using more of the foam tape. To finish off the cards, I added a layer of clear Wink of Stella to the petals of the flower.
Until next time …