Hello everyone… This is my second post for today 🙂 And still Spring is my inspiration when I created these 3 CAS Sympathy Cards.
I am in love with the STAMPlorations – Blossom Overture Stamp Set. This stamp set has beautiful flowers and sentiments that are great for making card for any occasion. On the background, I used the Nestled Circles ARTplorations Stencil with Distress Ink using Monoprinting With Stencil technique. Head over to STAMPlorations Blog to read the full post and tutorial 🙂
But I would like to share with you here how I created those roses… So…about a week ago I received a pack of 30 Watercolor Colored Pencils and I have been wanting to try them 🙂 And this project is my first time using them.
First, I stamped the flowers 3 times on a watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black with Mini MISTI.
I dried the stamped rose images with craft heater, but this VersaFine ink dries fast without this step. Next step, I colored the roses by adding the color just the part where the darkest shade is gonna be.
And then using a small round brush (or use brush that comes with this pack) I turned the colored images into watercolored images. I wet the tip of the brush, not to much water needed, and then gently I pulled the color pigment from the bottom to top to fill all the mage with color. I did the same way with the stalk and leaves.
Check out how beautiful the colors blended and turn out into watercolor paint… oh… I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH THESE WATERCOLOR PENCILS at the first try!!! They become one of my favorite coloring mediums already!
I use micro-tip scissors to fussy cut the roses to use on these cards together with the sentiments that I stamped them with Memento Dew Drop Inks. I finished the card with white pearl gems.
That all my cards today. I hope you all can enjoy this post today 🙂 And…before you go… There is a special sale at STAMPlorations Store! All of the stamps and dies are 10% OFF, including all new release — no coupon needed — The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart! You can even snap them up at an extra 20% off if you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy paste the code when you check out). Enjoy shopping and saving!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous colorful day!
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