Over the last few months I've been trying different watercolor techniques (some with more success than others). One experiment resulted in these clean and simple love cards:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Wonderful Words
Paper: Watercolor paper; Watermelon Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black card stock
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Aqua Painter, gold sequin trim, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Glue Dots
For each card I inked the tulip image and then stamped it twice on a piece of watercolor paper. But because watercolor paper is textured, the solid image didn't stamp very evenly. To smooth out the color, I lightly "painted" over the images with water using an Aqua Painter brush. I love the soft look it created, so I followed the same steps to add the stems.
To keep the flowers the focal point, I stamped a script-style "love" sentiment across the bottom, rounded the top right corner of the watercolor paper, matted it with Basic Black card stock and added a few sequins. Then I adhered the whole panel to a card base of the same color as the tulips.
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