Hello there everyone! Have you been enjoying the little sneaks on social media of the new release that's coming your way this week? I know I have and I can't wait to share my creations with the new products. But, enough with the teasing! Today I have a card to share that uses the beautiful Just a Little Lovely stamp set from an earlier release.
This stamp is gorgeous as a centerpiece for a card, and I wanted to have even white space all the way around it, making it a little longer than an A2 size card, but not quite as long as a full length slimline card. I decided to stamp it in pale water soluble ink on hot press watercolor cardstock. I then die cut it with the Essentials Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die. I slid the die along in my die-cutting machine, making sure the diagonal piercings lined up and then die cut again, creating a custom sized diagonal die cut!
I wanted to watercolor the image making it bright but also a little bit realistic, by building up the layers of color. I used the Liquid Watercolors to do this, which are wonderfully concentrated but also easily diluted for paler colors. I used a water brush to pick up color from my ceramic palette and used a pale dilute color at first. The florals are primarily Lavender, with a wash of Bubblegum as the last layer. The leaves are a custom mix of Key Lime, Emerald City and Aquamarine, and to add contrast in places I added less diluted Emerald City and Sapphire. The green leaves were a mix of Key Lime and Emerald City, and for the flower centers and branches/pods I also added hints of Espresso and Clementine.
When dry, I went back in and added a few details with deeper color on the brush, and a few splatters of Espresso and Lavender. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped directly in black ink on the panel.
To finish the card I added a few purple jewels, before mounting with foam tape to a 110lb card base.
I hope I gave you a few ideas for playing with liquid watercolors. The depth of color you can achieve with them is really awesome, I can't wait to grab them again soon!
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