Today I have another card made with the Artistry Blooms Suite to share. This one uses watercoloring over the stamped images as the main focus. This is part of my mini series and you can see the other cards in this series here.
To make the card base, cut a 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Score and fold this piece at 5-1/2″ on the long side. Add a 5-1/2″ x 2-1/8 strip of the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (the blue stripe pattern is used here) to the left half of the card base.
For the watercolor part, stamp the large floral and stem images on a 5″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper with the Jet Black Stazon ink pad. For watercoloring the image, pick a few ink pad colors and press a corner of the pads on a large clear block. The colors Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape are used here. The block will be like your “paint palette” and you will pick up the ink with the small tip Water Painter.
The photo below shows how I put the ink on the block and used it to watercolor. The floral die cut shape will be shared on a different card in this mini series, but the same method is used here. The amount of ink you pick up and the amount of water you squeeze out will determine the intensity of the color you put down on the paper.
After the watercolored layer is dry, adhere it to the card using Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with the black ink. Trim close around the sentiment making the ends slightly angled. Add this piece to the card with Mini Dimensionals.
Watercoloring is such a fun way to add some color to your projects. Which colors would you use for watercoloring floral images?Product List