Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge has a floral theme this week - and you just know that I am all about THAT!
...and Oh boy- I've found a new-to-me challenge - Pinterest Inspired Challenge! The idea is to be inspired by the photo that was chosen for the month.
This month's Pinterest photo is more of an abstract type - but I made it work for my card - the same colours and the same watercolored feel.
I used one of our new releases from CAS-ual Friday's - Pretty Posies - and the Fri-dies! I just love the possibilities with this stamp set. At the end of my post see how you can save 15% off CAS-ual Fridays stamps and dies - yes I'm shameless LOL!
For this card I used the Pretty Posies Fri-dies to die-cut all the flowers and leaves from post it paper and added them to my 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" watercolour cardstock. Being careful not to get the "masks" damp, I wet the cardstock using a watercolour brush.
I got out my Zig Real Brush watercolour markers and painted a light blue wash all around the "post it" diecuts. When that dried I peeled away the masks and was left with the outlines of the flowers.
I stamped the flowers within the white spots with various colours of dye ink and then using a damp brush I painted over the inked flowers for a more watercolored feel. I suppose when I think about it there is probably a much easier way to accomplish what I was going for Lol, but it was fun to experiment!
The sentiment was white embossed onto a slip of black cardstock and popped up onto the watercolored panel. I added some twine and a strip of patterned paper to the bottom to finish it off!
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