Mother's Day was coming up and really needed to make a special card for my mother for Mother's Day. I attended a card class hosted by Liz Thayer last month in April, where I re-visited and practiced watercoloring with Stampin' Up Ink and an Aqua Painter on a stamped & heat-embossed image. The embossed image creates a resist affect when applying the stamp pad ink with the aqua painter. It is easy to created wonderful blended colored images using multiple colors of ink.
For this class, Liz had created a card that we were to re-create. I chose to modifying the layout design of her card just a bit, though I stuck to the flower's color palette while applying the watercoloring as used in the original card. My moifications included a sentiment change and adding a double layer of scallop oval die-cuts underneath. I also used a decorator corner punch on my top layer, and added an additional color mat layer to bring out all the colors in my watercolored Rock Rose. (I think this stamp's image looks just like a Rock Rose, though it is also similar to a double-frilled poppy as well). Take a look at my finished card below:
My next step once the front of the card was finished, was to create an inside design to compliment the front, and also a verse suitably perfect for the occasion---Mother's Day. It is ready to take a look-see below:
Recipe: Stampin' Up Products: Cardstocks--Whisper White Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight. Stamps: Birthday Blooms. Inks--Rich Razzlebrery Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Old Olive, Mint Macaron. Punch--Curvy Corner. White Embossing Powder. Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Cotton ribbon. Spellbinder Dies: Ovals, Scallop Ovals, Computer sentiment/ verse. Size: 4-7/8" x 6".