I wasn't planning on a card for this challenge but when I found a set of watercolour paints and paper in the craft section of the newly opened Target store, I decided to give it a try!! There's so many watercolour inspiration for card making, so I knew I would use it more than once!! Here's my first attempt at this watercolour technique using Spiral Bouquet.
* I used Erin's method to colour the flower heads and then stamped over
them with Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold and Twilight (Colorbox). Each flower
was accented with a mini pearl.
* The stems were added and accented with Limeade Ice.
They came out a bit messy, so I decided to stamp the sentiment
(Embriodered Blooms with Royal Velvet ink) over them. Now I'm not
sure if it draws attention to the stems or camouflages them!!
* Green grosgrain ribbon was also layered under the focal panel before attaching it to the card front.
* The final detail was a butterfly (SU: Beautiful Wings). Using several layers of papers (Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice and a pink patterned paper from my stash) I sewed the layers together on my sewing machine and left the threads hanging to resemble the butterfly's antennae.
|Inside of card front|
An Unexpected Detail:
When I machine stitch a front panel, I usually do it before I mount it onto the card base. But this time I had attached the Berry Sorbet card stock and then decided to add the machine stitching. That meant that the stitching was visible on the inside.
My solution? I pulled all of the thread ends through to the back (inside card) added a butterfly, and used the thread ends as the antennae again. The thread ends were coloured with a grey copic marker.
Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Spiral Bouquet; Embroidered Blooms; Waltzingmouse Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds
Inks - Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, royal Velvet; Colorbox: Twilight
Papers - Rustic White, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice; Watercolour paper;
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals
Other Supplies - Cane Print Impression Plate; Watercolour Paints; mini pearl adhesives;
Offray: Lemongrass Grosgrain ribbon; SU: Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslits; sewing machine
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