Hi Crafty friends! Do you love to watercolor? I wanted to stop in to share a watercolor card with you using the beautiful stamp set – Sketched Peony by Alex Syberia, for Marker Forte. I have linked to all of Alex’s stamps she has designed for Marker Forte. There are so many beautiful stamp sets she created, as well as stencils, and pattern paper!
I started by stamping 2 of the floral images from the set, as well as 3 of the leaves from the set on Canson Watercolor cardstock. I prepped the area first with my embossing buddy and then stamped the images using my Misti and clear embossing ink from WOW. When I use clear embossing ink I like to stamp the images at least 2x to ensure I get a good impression. I then used Gold embossing powder for my images and heat set them. Then I tapped them down onto my board so I was ready to watercolor.
For my card today on the floral and leaf images I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I just enjoyed the process of watercoloring and did a lot of color mixing. I love the openness of the floral images and just had fun! I let each layer of color dry on it’s own and then set these aside to dry completely. Once they were fully dry, I fussy cut each of the watercolored images using my Brother Scan and cut. It was time to now work on my background!
To create the background I used an A2 sized panel of Canson watercolor cardstock. I taped this to my wood board again. I tape down my cardstock to prevent warping. On the background I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used a mix of blues to create the watercolor wash and added 2 different golds as well! I love to create a watercolor background! The results are never the same and it creates a nice focal point for your card! Once the background was dry I used a combination of metallic watercolors (Arteza) to add splatter to the background. I chose a peach shade and a metallic purple. I wanted to add colors from the floral images to the background. Once it was dry, I trimmed down the panel using a Gina Marie Designs rectangle die!
It was time to assemble my card once I chose the placement of my flowers and leaves. I glued one of the leaves down, then all other elements were adhered with foam tape. I have a small cup of sentiments on my desk and chose one from the cup for this card! I thought it added a nice final touch. I then add May Arts twine (another favorite) to create a bow and a few sequins as well.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to create a watercolor card this week and/or a fun background!