Monday, February 20, 2017

Watercolored Flowers Card

 Hello there, Lisa Hoel here with a springy card to show you today. I know, I know, it has a Valentine's Day sentiment, but I made it at the beginning of the month. You could easily swap it for something more appropriate now. ;-)

I started by cutting both the card front and the flowers/vines from Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock Cardstock. After stamping and embossing the sentiment in the center, I arranged the flowers and vines around it and glued them down. This left me with a tone on tone design (which looked pretty cool on its own). I also stamped and embossed the stitching on the top and bottom.

 I did want to add some soft color to the card, so I used Distress Inks like watercolors. This is easy to do. Swipe an ink pad onto your craft sheet, wet your paintbrush (or use a waterbrush), pick up some color from your sheet and then loosely apply it to the flowers and vines.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope spring weather finds you soon. All our snow is melted but things aren't growing yet. Soon I hope!

AJVD Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Distress Ink - Bundled Sage, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick;
Ranger Archival Ink - Plum, Pink Peony; Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock,
clear detail embossing powder, patterned cardstock

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1 comment:

Helen Gullett said...

Beautiful watercolored flowers, Lisa. Love the soft colors :)