Hey there, crafty friends!
It’s Kelly Martin here, and I’m so pleased to be a guest here on the LDRS blog today! I have some floral lovelies to brighten your day!
For our first card, I used an oldie but goodie technique by inking up an acrylic block with water soluble inks, spraying the block with water, and then laying the block flat on to a piece of watercolor paper. I left it sitting on the paper for a few minutes and then picked up the block to reveal a nicely water-colored area.
To finish off the panel, I stamped an image from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set on to the water-colored area with an embossing ink and then white heat embossed the image. I trimmed down the watercolor panel to 4 x 5.25 inches and then glued it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
I kept up the watercolor theme for the next card, repeating the embossing process, but changing to the If Friends Were Flowers stamp/die set.
I taped a piece of watercolor paper to a flat surface, making sure to mask of an even border around the watercolor paper. I watercolored the floral image, then heat set it before continuing the watercolor process by using very saturated color and painting the areas outside the floral image. I blended it out to create the fade-out in the bottom portion of the panel and then glued the completed watercolor piece on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
I stamped the sentiment on to a white cardstock stip and then glued it onto a piece of black cardstock before adhering the entire sentiment strip on to the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to stay tuned for my next post here on the blog in a few days!