Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bright Flower Birthday

Probably one of my most favorite cards just because of the colors! I used the newest Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy set, Bloomin' Beautiful and chose the one flower to use. I decided my card would have 2 flowers, so I stamped them onto my trusty Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock from Crafter's Companion and started coloring away. I used my Spectrum Noir markers (TN1, TN2, TN3, BP1, BP2, BP4, BP6, Blender). For the leaves, I used LG2, LG4 and LG5 to color them in from the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy, A New LeafAfter coloring, I fussy cut them out and set them aside. 

For the background, I chose the Stamp-It Australia set, Scattered Thoughts using the birthday strip. I just stamped it on a rectangle of the Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock one after another so it created a background of it's own! I took my Radiant Neon inks in Electric PurpleElectric GreenElectric Pink, and Electric Yellow and stamped onto my craft mat. I then used a watercolor pen (it has a brush tip that holds water in the barrel so you can watercolor with it; just touch the brush tip to the ink on the craft mat and go to town). 

In no particular order or anything, I started watercoloring away with all the colors. I let it dry and then cut it into strips between the rows. I glued them down however it fit and that was my background! 

I used foam adhesive to glue down my flowers and leaves for dimension. I'm definitely going to be using the watercolor technique more and more. It's so fun and every time, you'll get a different look! 

Try it with the inks from Crafter's Companion today!!

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