Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards

You’re Doing A Fantastic Job


Hi there, I hope you’re having a good day!

Today I have a quick watercolor card using a background stamp and a bold sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

To begin, I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear Hero Arts embossing powder to heat emboss the Flora Background stamp onto Canson XL Watercolor paper.  Then I got out Purple and Violet Brusho pigment powders and sprinkled a bit of each into separate wells in a small palette.  I added just a touch of water (not even a full drop) to each color and then used a round 2 brush to add a touch of highly concentrated pigment to the base of a flower.  Then I used a Pentel Aquash waterbrush pen, filled with clean clear water, to wet the rest of the flower and pull out the color from where I’d touched it.  I alternated colors one each bloom, sometimes using a bit of both color.

When the flowers were done, I added blue to the the negative spaces by adding several drops of water to a sprinkling of Cobalt Blue powder and using the waterbrush to paint the open areas.  After the panel was dry, I trimmed it to 4.25″ x 5.5″.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Amazing stamp set.  I stamped it in the same black Nocturne ink onto Neenah Solar White, and then adhered it to a piece of vellum.

To finish, I adhered the sentiment piece to the background with foam tape and then adhered the background to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!


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