I looked through my stamps and found this stamp. Not one I would normally use but it reminds me of a garden and also a great fabric pattern. I stamped it on watercolor paper using StazOn ink and then colored it using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.
After I trimmed around the edges of the colored image I inked the edges with Black Soot ink. I love to ink the edges of things to give them a more finished look.
I really wanted the emphasis on the floral panel so the rest of the card is fairly simple. I got out some black cardstock and a wood grain embossing folder to use as a background. I lightly sanded it just to let a little of the white core show.
I cut out Happy Birthday using my Cricut and after covering with embossing ink I covered it with white embossing powder to give the sentiment just a little bit of shine. Because I used dimensional adhesive to attach the floral panel I used some Glossy Accents to attach just the edge of Happy to the panel. This is a great adhesive for small areas such as this.
Here is the completed card. Aside from the watercoloring this card is fairly simple, but I think it has a very dramatic effect. I love the pop of color against the black and the black woodgrain also helps keep this card from being too feminine. I hope you enjoyed this card too. Thanks for stopping!
- cardstock- The Paper Studio (Textured Cardstock Darks), watercolor paper, scraps
- Cricut cartridge- Gypsy Wanderings
- stamp- Tapestry Panel N6018
- ink- Tsukineko (StazOn Jet Black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot, Embossing)
- embossing folder- Darice (Wood Grain)
- embossing powder- American Crafts (Zing White)
- misc- Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, Ranger (Glossy Accents), dimensional adhesive, sanding block, waterbrush