Today for you I have some lovely watercolor painted flowers using the Bloom Vista Stamp set from Little Birdie Crafts. I tried to jump out of my comfort zone and do something a little different with my card base by choosing a neutral color and background.
To start, I chose the sticker from the Floral Birthday Wishes embellishment pack. I knew I wanted to incorporate this color scheme into my card so off I went to stamp and watercolor.
I wanted to share my watercoloring two ways. First, I painted all the images using the Watercolor Pan Set. I mixed colors until I had shades I was happy with. Then, I added some black colored pencil on top for some additional shading. You can see the shaded version in the left side image. I really liked how it added some dimension to the flowers and made them appear a little less flat than just watercoloring alone.
Once all the flowers were painted, I then die cut them out using the coordinating framelits that come with this stamp set. I went to figuring out my design next.
After laying the pieces down on my brown card stock, I felt that I needed just a bit more interest to make the flowers pop off my card. I went for the Chevron Stencil and some Chalk Paint. I mixed the Charcoal, Walnut Cream and Orange Splash paints until I had a brown shade that I liked. It's subtle but I think adds that little something I was looking for.
Once I was ready to start gluing, I started adding foam tape on parts of the design to give a real 3D effect. I left some images flat and used liquid glue, some items one layer of foam tape and a few images two layers of foam tape. I also let a few elements overhand the edge of my card for effect.
I had a lot of fun planning this card and really enjoyed seeing my end result. I just adore watercoloring and find it so relaxing. I hope you get a chance to play in watercolor someday soon as well. Until next time, have an amazing day!
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