Hi everyone. Today is my mom's 87th birthday! :) Happy Birthday Mom!! Yesterday the family gathered at her place for a birthday celebration. I think she had a great time seeing her grandchildren and spouses, plus three of her six great-grandchildren. It was a lot of fun! :)
For Christmas, my sweet friend Hazel (My Card Attic) sent me a gorgeous stamp set from Altenew called Watercolor Wonder. This is my first time inking it up. I wanted something really special for my mom's birthday card, and these images are so pretty. Thanks again Hazel!! :)
I googled the stamp set just to see what other people had done with it. It has many different flowers with layering stamps and I have never tried that before. I found this gorgeous card by Tasnim. I had to try CASEing it (copy and share everything). Mine didn't turn out as "watercoloured" looking as Tasnim's ... I tend to have a heavy had when adding colour. :) But I'm happy with how it turned out.
I inked up the large flower with light pink distress ink, spritzed with water and stamped onto my watercolour paper. I quickly inked up the next layer of petals, spritzed with water and stamped on top while the one underneath was still wet. The colours blended so well. I did the same for the leaves with two shades of green and once it was completely dry, I stamped the yellow center.
I used a NBUS sentiment set from Penny Black and stamped in black, then mounted the piece onto a black card base.
Thanks for coming by!
Stamps: Watercolor Wonder (Altenew); Heartfelt (Penny Black)
Paper: Black card base (SU!); Watercolour card front (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Memento Black
Accessories & Tools: Water spray, black permanent marker to add dots to the center.