Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 1

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I stamped the images on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This creates wells where they could only watercolor a small portion of the image at a time and it wouldn’t run into another section of the flower or leaves.  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  This is the first example card.

I love this flower stamp from Clearly Besotted called Happily Ever After, and I really love the bright orange that was used to color it.  ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green were used.  I added  some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water.  Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting.  The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A top folding cardbase was made from orange cardstock in my stash.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins were add for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

 

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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