Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Today's card was a bit of an experiment in watercolor using the Zig Clean Real Watercolor brushes to color on vellum cardstock. I have really been enjoying these watercolor brushes and I wanted to experiment with them using a different medium, other than watercolor paper. I have seen people color on vellum before, but usually on the back side, and it tends to lend itself to more of a stained glass type look.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" inches. Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a standard #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this card is made from 80 lb Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 8" x 3" piece of white cardstock and ran it through a trellis embossing folder on my Big Shot. I adhered this embossed paper to a mat of lime green cardstock before adhering both to the base of the card. On a separate piece of vellum cardstock, I stamped the butterfly three times in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I colored in the butterfly using Zig Clean Color Waterbrush pens to give it a watercolored look. I die cut the butterflies and adhered them to the card using Tombow Vellum adhesive. On a thin scrap of lime green cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it also with white embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment to the bottom 1/3 of the card using 3M foam adhesive.
Here is the Butterfly Blossom stamp set from Reverse Confetti that I used to make today's card:
I don't know if I absolutely love this look, but it was fun to experiment and try something new.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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