Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Watercolor poppies are the Spring Card of 2017

I LOVE PAINTING and STAMPING flowers cards, so When these poppies from Stampendous came out I had to have them.  I came across them at my local paper craft store at Memory Bounds and snatched them... I started early in the morning to stamp they ( I made about 10 cards) turned out amazing!

The fun was in the creating, and decision making, do I want to do a resist embossing or just a watercolor, or maybe I wanted to layer the flowers? What I absolutely loved about all the different ways to create with this stamp set was that it came with a stencil so I used the stencil as a mask to get some really neat effects! (coming later in a different post.)

Then after the stamping session the next morning I watercolored the cards, I used a small percent of pigment from my Gansai Tambi and Stary colors to color the flowers,

For the watercolor I mixed the starry color White gold in with the Gansai Tambi cobalt watercolor with lots of water, I wanted a light and dreamy feel to the flower. on the background, I also just painted the white gold for some added shimmer.

then I assembled the card with a bit of pop dots, this card turned into one of my favorite cards that I had given to a wife that has her husband in a hospital.

at the bottom I made a happy mistake and used some Washi Tape, I love how the washi tape anchored my card to make such a stunning finishing touched! (washi tape was found at Michaels in the best value recollection washi tape tube.)

On a side note about this stamp set, it came with a stencil for masking, I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out.

My quick Desing tip: I like to use Washi Tape that adds a design Element to the beauty of the card. I knew I didn't want floral WT. I wanted something that complements the card.
  To compliment a floral design add a geometric pattern.

If you are looking to add some watercolor to your card making I would suggest taking this class at Craftsy or Yao Chang's class at Creativebug, both are excellent recourses to help with your watercolor.

Here is a review for the watercolor card class from Craftsy I posted a little bit ago.

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  1. Your card is oh so delicate that it makes the card simply exquisite. The colors are perfectly balances and the layers you've created charming. I'm glad to have found you through SSS Monday Challenge Blog.

    1. Thank you Andie, It was an accident on how I started coloring the poppies, I didn't want it to be a bold flower, and blue was something that I had on my pallet from another project so I thought I would try blue, and I am so glad I did!

  2. That is a beautiful stamp, I must get it too! The way you coloured it is gorgeous too.

    1. If and when you get the stamp you have to get the die with it, I didn't do that, and had to run back to my scrapbook store to get it! it's worth it to get the die. Thank you for your kind words!

  3. This is a stunning card! I am so impressed with the way you brought your flowers to life through the subtle coloring and shading. And they are layered, too, which gives them even more of a realistic feel! And yes- I love the washi choices that you made! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. I am happy to share my talents on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! It was a blast to make! Thank you for your kind words!


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