I have had this style of card in my head for weeks, but somehow getting the card out of my head and into the card stock was a bit of a struggle! I love following other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and find them so inspiring. This card was inspired by a couple of different demo’s, but mostly the lovely Dena from The Creativity Cave and the fabulous Faux Watercolour technique!For all this card looks totally different from my usual card bases, it actually comes from the same size of card stock – just scored on the short edge rather than the long one.
The key to this card really is Watercolour Paper. The Pink Pirouette layer of watercolour is put down first using an aqua-painter. I added several layers of colour, building up the intensity of the colour to the point where I was happy, and to create those pretty ‘hard edges’ I love when watercolouring.
The leaves from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set includes a couple of different sizes of leaves, this card uses the smaller leaf. Each leave is stamped into the Watercolour paper in Old Olive (making sure the Pink Pirouette layer is completely dry!). Before the Old Olive dries I ran an Aqua-Painter over the stamped image, this creates a Faux Watercolour, and a softer look than the original hard stamping.
I tried a couple of different ways of adding the sentiment, but settled on stamping and heat embossing with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
The card is finished with one of my favourite go-to finishing technique, droplets of Fine-Tip glue, so pretty!
Card base: 21 x 14.8 cm, scored on the short edge at 7.4 cm
Old Olive layer: 19.5 x 6 cm
Watercolour Paper: 19 x 5.5 cm
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