I started with the background stamp called dots and daisies by Stampin Up. It is another one of my favorite stamps that I recently received from my friend.
I inked up the stamp using Staz-On because it is a solvent based ink and I wanted to prevent the watercolors from making the ink run. I found the best way to stamp large stamps is to lay the card on the stamp and press the card onto the stamp. It seems a little backwards, but this way I know I won't miss a part of the card.
Next, I used some pearlescent watercolor to color in the daisies. I also stamped a heart using Staz-On and watercolored the image as well to use on the inside of the card.
|Just a little heart embellishment.
I let it sit overnight while the paint dried. If you are in a rush, you can use a heat gun to speed up the process. Just be careful, sometimes using a heat gun causes the watercolors to have a different effect than drying naturally.
|This is the card after drying overnight. I am quite happy with the result.
Now, it's time to put everything together. I hand cut out the heart and the backing and attached it to the card. Then I stamped my sentiment on the inside.
|I kept the inside simple while leaving some room for a signature.
Finally, don't forget the envelope. I thought a couple hearts would be simple and I used some copic markers to keep drying times fast.
|Almost awesome. Stupid glob of yellow.
Everything is complete. A rather simple, colorful, but thoughtful card. I like how it turned out. I am working on going outside of my comfort zone and watercolors are definitely a bit scary for me.
Simply said - Stampin Up
Dots and Daisies - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Recollections (I think that is the Michael's Craft store brand)
Staz-On - Black
Thanks for reading. I wasn't completely happy with how this turned out, but I thought I would show people to hopefully inspire something way more awesome.