Hello Everyone ~ I have a pretty Watercolored Floral Essence creation for you today.
I had my water aerobics class then ran a few errands. When I got back I took the last 4 drawers I had glued the support to and nailed it in for added support and then put them back in the cabinet. I added some of my supplies to the drawers so that cleaned out a few bins/boxes. I also worked on some watercolor ideas one of which I have for today. Today I have a workshop at 2 as most of the ladies are on vacation. Before they come I will be packing up some of my baskets and moving them into the attic storage. Then I will set up for the class. I will need to work on the bookmarks and more cards for the blog after the class. I have to also work on my projects for the Facebook Live on Thursday evening. I know what I want to do just need to get it done. Busy, busy day!
I saw an idea on a you tube video I wanted to try so I decided today would be a good day for it. I began my using 3 colored reinkers ~ Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Pretty Peacock. I put a dot of each on my craft mat and spritzed it with water. Then taking a piece of watercolor paper I spritzed it with water also. The watercolor paper was then smooshed into the ink. When I had the paper totally covered with the ink, I used my heat tool to dry it. I then went back and smooshed the dry paper back into the ink still on my mat. The paper was then again dried using my heat tool. Now that I have my watercolored paper, I can stamp my image. I used a stamping tool as I knew I would have to stamp it more than one time since I had used watercolor paper. After I got my images stamped I fussy cut them out. Then I used the leaf punch to punch out some leaves from the remaining pieces of the watercolor paper. Now I can put my card together. I used a Pretty Peacock card base. A Whisper White panel was stamped with the leaf from Painted Harvest to add some interest to the background piece. This panel was then added to the card base. I took a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock and the Delicate Lace dies and cut the top of the strip. Since I wanted my sentiment in the middle of the strip with the die cut on each side I decided to stamp and emboss my sentiment. After I had my sentiment embossed, I lined up the Delicate Lace die and cut the other side of the strip. This embellishment was added using Tear & Tape. To finish my card I took the flowers I had fussy cut and added the punched leaves to the back using glue dots. The flowers were then added using dimensionals. Using a circle punch ~ this was a retired punch and I think it is about 3/8″ as it is smaller than 1/2″ ~ and the Sparkle glimmer paper I punched the circle and added to the center of the flower using glue dots. Here is my completed Watercolored Floral Essence.
inside of card and envelope
Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation
Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you. I will be playing with more ideas over the next few weeks. If you enjoy seeing them, leave me a comment! Have a Terrific Tuesday and what did you think of my Watercolored Floral Essence creation?