Hello Crafty Friends! I hope your week is going swimmingly!
I don’t know about you, but the best cards sometimes are the ones that seem to come together so nicely. This is one of those cards, especially since I had water colored the panel a year ago and had forgotten all about it! I’m so glad I found it!
Unfortunately, I don’t remember the colors I used to watercolor, but you could find something similar or use dye inks to watercolor as well.
I made this card with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge in mind, which is to use your oldest Concord & 9th stamp set! How fun!
The hardest part of this card is the stamping and embossing, but you can make that as complex as you wish.
For this one, I took the Wildflower set from Concord & 9th and stamped the flowers onto a piece of white watercolor paper (again, don’t remember the brand. Probably Canson if I has to guess!) heat embossing with white powder as I went.
After Heat embossing, tape it to a flat, preferably movable surface with some gentle tack masking tape to prevent it from warping when you paint.
Coat the surface of the paper with a light layer of water. You want it wet, but not sopping. Then dab your colors on and tilt or use a brush to blend them. Let it dry and add more if you want a deeper color.
After this was done, I cut the piece down to fit on a white A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base, and gave it a spritz with some Shimmer Mist. Don’t use a shimmer pen as it will lift the watercolor right off!
I let this dry, then added a strip of glitter tape to the bottom of the card.
The sentiment from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness set, I stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper that was trimmed from my panel, and embossed with white powder again. I attached this with foam squares for some dimension.
Last but not least, I added some Queen & Company bubble embellishments for some interest.
Such a simple and pretty card. I love using embossing powder with watercolor to create soft backgrounds with delicate images. I’m so excited that I found this panel lurking in a pile!
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