Today I’m sharing a card using the Bouquet Builder 1 stamp set from Waffle Flower and the No Words stamp set from Neat & Tangled.
I started by stamping the largest flower image multiple times onto an A2-sized piece Strathmore Bristol Smoothe using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I let the ink dry thoroughly and then began coloring using Arteza Violet and Pea Green Watercolor Real Brush Pens. I applied the purple to the base of the flowers, flicking outwards, and then I used a Pentel Aquash Water Brush to pull the color out to the edges of the image. I did the same for the leaves and then went back and added more color to intensify the areas where I wanted darker color. To finish the card front, I scribbled the Violet pen onto an acrylic block, added a tiny bit of water, and then splattered the mixture onto the background using a small 2 round brush.
I’ve seen other cardmakers use Bristol Smoothe with watercolor brush pens so I thought I’d give it a shot, but next time I’ll use watercolor paper as I found it challenging to get the colors to move.
Using the same black ink, I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. Since Versafine ink has pigment properties that allow it to stay wet longer than dye inks, I was able to sprinkle clear Hero Arts embossing powder onto the sentiment and then hit it with my heat gun to add a bit of dimension and shine.
I trimmed the sentiment using a small die from the Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles die set and did the same to a piece of black Recollections cardstock, using a slightly larger die from the same die set. I adhered the two pieces together using liquid adhesive.
To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base and then adhered the sentiment, popping it up with foam tape.
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