The watercoloring technique I used to color the background is super easy! I started by stamping the Sketched Floral Background stamp with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with gold powder. Then I started working each flower petal by petal. I dropped some of my Nuvo Shimmer Powders (Color Bursts would work too! Any kind of powdered watercolor!) into a palette and added a few drops of water and mixed it up. Then I added clean water to a single petal and picked up some of the Nuvo Shimmer Powder mixture with a fine tipped brush and added it to the darkest area of the petal. The water wicked out the color a bit and then I came in with a clean brush and dabbed at the edge of the color to pull out the color into the rest of the petal. This gives me intense color at the darkest areas and light color at the edges of the petals.
Once my whole background was colored I added a few flicks of black watercolor for texture. I die cut the “hello” sentiment from the Big Hello Love die set four times from black cardstock. I wanted the die cut to really stand out from the background, so I covered one of the die cuts with a clear glitter pen. Then I pressed my Versamark ink pad on top of the glittered die cut and sprinkled on clear embossing powder and heat set. I repeated the process and added a total of three layers of clear powder. Then I stacked up all four of my die cut words with the glittered and heat embossed die cut on top.
I just LOVE how this card turned out! There’s so much dimension and shine – but it was relatively simple to create! Thanks for joining me today!