I have recently been trying to expand some of my creative endeavors to include the "messy things." I'm talking about mediums like watercolor, stenciling, pastes and Distress Oxide inks. All of these things typically give me a lot of anxiety, but I am finally (and ever so slowly) beginning to open up and appreciate these arts and embrace each learning experience, all while forgiving the mess! Today I am sharing a variety of watercolored cards using the "Vintage Flower" stamp by Concord and 9th.
*All cards were made nearly identical in layout, I simply varied the color scheme. A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of each A2 sized card is made from a solid colored cardstock (Blueberry Bushel, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape). I then cut a frame out of white cardstock using the Papertrey Ink "Mix and Mat: Plaid Die." I stamped the sentiment "Feel Better" on most of the cards in either the corresponding ink color, or I heat embossed it in gold. I stamped the large vintage flower in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed some using white embossing powder and others using gold embossing powder to see how different each looked. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add color to each flower. After each flower was dried, I used the coordinating die to cut each flower out and I adhered the flower to the card using foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a couple randomly placed clear rhinestones to each card for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards in a variety of colors! Do you have a favorite? And, do you like to experiment with watercolor or any other "messy" medium?!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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