Monday, February 20, 2017
This is a card designed using the new Krista Schneider stamp set 'Spring Blooms'. Also used are the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff, Dancing Butterflies, A Way With Words - Sweet Smiles and Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Oval Frames die sets. The embossing on the white inside oval was done with the Curvy Leaves Embossing Folder.
For a watercolor effect on the flowers, use Watercolor Paper and VersaMark Ink to stamp the Spring Bloom flower and flower bud. Emboss using white embossing power. The embossing helps hold the watercolor within the lines. Lightly dampen the paper and color the petals of the flower using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Use yellow in the center of the flowers, brushing strokes out from the center about 1/4 inch. Working on one petal at a time, color the petals using a pink marker. Add the color, starting just above the yellow, going up a short distance. Use a waterbrush or wet brush to blend the color up to the outside edge of the petal, leaving the ends of the petal lighter than the lower part. Blend the yellow and pink together, which will turn a peachy color. Color the bud using the same markers. Color the leaves green, using the same technique. Die cut the images using the matching dies.
Use the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff die set to die cut one white Dandelion Fluff, using White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Use a piece of colored cardstock, that coordinates with your colored flower, to create a frame for the front of the card. This is a 6-inch square card. Use the second largest Fitted Oval Frame die set to die cut an open frame. Use a score board to score around the outside edge of this frame, for a finished look. Add two layers of dimensional tape around the edges on the back of the frame, to give it height.
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Curvy Leaves embossing folder to create the embossed background under the flower. Attach this piece to the front of a 6x6 inch card. Attach the Oval Frame over the embossed background.
Attach the large flower inside the frame using just one layer of dimensional tape on the back. One layer of tape will lift the flower from the background, but be slightly lower than the frame which has two layers of dimensional tape. Glue or use glue dots to tuck the Dandelion Fluff behind the flower. You will need to cut the stem off this die cut, to get it to fit under the flower. Attach the flower bud, as shown in the picture, with the bottom edge under the larger flower. Use glue or glue dots to attach.
Die cut the A Way With Words 'Sweet', using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach the sentiment to the lower right corner. For easy placement, attach Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive on the back of the card stock before die cutting.
Use the ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies die set to die cut the two butterflies, using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach to the card as shown. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the cardstock, before die cutting, for easy attachment.
Add three sticky back pearls in the lower left corner to finish the card.
I love the watercolor on this flower. I hope you will try this technique.