Friend, you mean the world...

Welcome back, everyone!

Kelly here, and I’m back as a guest on the LDRS blog with another floral card for you!

I cut and scored a piece of kraft-colored cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and stamped some smaller floral and leaf images from the If Friends Were Flowers stamp/die combo set with a coordinating color of dye ink.

Next I stamped the floral images onto watercolor paper with an embossing ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

Then came the fun part!

I water-colored all the floral images with water soluble inks by wetting the images first and then just dropping in the ink with my paintbrush. I repeated this process three times, and increased the amount of color/ink on my brush each time. By not blending out the color to the edge of the petal every time, I was able to get the gradation and shading in the petals.

After the painting was done, I die cut the florals and then arranged them on to my kraft colored card base. I used the “friend” word die in the set and cut out the shadow piece from a scrap of the kraft cardstock and the word from a scrap piece of white cardstock. I glued the shadow and the word die cut together and then adhered it down to the card.

I stamped a sentiment on to white cardstock, trimmed it down and then glued it onto a kraft cardstock strip and then adhered the entire sentiment strip on to the card to finish things off!

Thanks again for joining me today, and I’ll see you next month right here on the blog!




  • Kirsty

    So pretty!!!

  • Artconquers

    Aww.. such a elegant card.. love the soft colors..

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