Just beautiful! I love the watercolored droplets and all the details. Thanks so much for the closeups. I'm so glad you linked this robin's "egg" blue to the drive-by challenge as it looks like I missed it the first time around!
This is such an amazing card! The colours are so delicate yet the vibrancy of the initial just takes it to another level. Great work! Sandra
This looks beautiful, I love it :)
What a masterpiece. I so admire the techniques that you used and your own personal style. You are truly an artist and each card you share is pure confection to the soul.
Thank you so much for playing in my challenge
I don't know what to say, it is so lovely. The colors, the elements, techniques are just perfect.
Wonderful card! Great layers and details. Love the color.
Project - WSW11 Watercolor Congratulations Card
posted 06/16/11 at 11:12 AM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
For Ann's (lickeyan's) WSW11 Dress Them Up challenge [twopeasinabucket.com].
Background is 140# watercolor paper. I used blue and green Prang watercolors and water to create a droplet effect. Then I stamped over top with Hero Arts AR135 Flourish Branch (an Archiver's Exclusive clear set similar to Hero Arts F5042 Leaf Flourish wood mount) using Tsukineko Brilliance pearlescent Jade ink.
“Some moments are worth holding in your heart forever” sentiment from Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages stamped using ClearSnap / ColorBox turquoise pigment ink. Hand cut a scalloped matte from white cardstock. Mounted to a rich, woven-texture teal card base.
Medallion was made using vellum paper edged with Fiskars Sunburst border punch. Scored every 1/4“ and sealed the ends together with glue dots. Flattened and attached small paper circles (not seen) to both front and back for stability.
Punched a scalloped circle from Bazzill Frosted Teal textured cardstock. Used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Pinked Circle die cut to cut and dry emboss the inner white circle. Stamped over top with same Flourish Branch / Leaf Flourish stamp and ink as on the background.
”Treasure“ bubble stick from unknown sheet of stickers. Because it is clear, I chose to ”dress it up“ by adding pearlescent stamping underneath it - and by surrounding it with other embellishments.
Butterfly from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings. Stamped in black onto glossy paper. Applied Broken China Distress Ink over top using a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber (Hero Arts MI002). The bottom edge of the butterfly is tucked under the Treasure sticker; the upper part of each wing is raised on 1/8” foam squares for dimension.
The letter “A” represents the recipient's first initial. Foil thicker from American Crafts - “Cinnamon” style in Robin's Egg Blue. 14mm gemstone / crystal flower from Dress It Up.
Died twine string to match using Ranger Stream alcohol ink and blending solution in a snack baggie. Tied it into a bow and attached with a glue dot.
Thanks for looking! :-)
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