I stamped the flower image from the stamp set Remarkable You randomly using SU archival black ink onto a piece of watercolor paper that measured 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The archival black ink is great for watercoloring as the ink doesn't bleed or fade using water or inks. I watercolored each flower with hello honey and mossy meadow inks. I started by applying a light layer of the color using ink that I added quite a bit of water to in order to make the color less intense. I added layers of the same color that I had mixed with less water to give the deeper shades.
The background blue color was done with lost lagoon ink. I cut the finished piece to 4 x 5 1/4 and layered this on a piece of lost lagoon cardstock. I added a strip of vellum with the birthday sentiment heat embossed in white before applying to the card base with foam adhesive.
I am really loving how these cards turn out and surprised how easily the watercoloring comes along the more I make these type of cards. The last card I embossed the flower images in white, but with this card using black archival ink worked just as beautifully, don't you think? You can check out the similar card I made in this post a couple weeks ago.
I hope everyone has fun plans for the weekend. It looks like dreary weather here which will make it easy to spend the much needed time in my craft room prepping for my new video series that comes out Monday!
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