WCMC9 #19 sketch

Hi friends, just a quick card to share with you today. I used the Banners and Blooms stamp set from Concord & 9th to make this loosely watercolored thank you card.

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I started off by stamping the floral spray in a sort of vertical orientation using VersaFine ink – I find this ink is great to watercolor with – it dries pretty quickly, but if you want to be extra sure that it will stay in place, you can heat set it or even heat emboss it. I flipped the stamp, which is to say I rotated the paper in my MISTI, and repeated the image going in the other direction.  I repeated each stamp on scrap paper to make a mask so that I could put the banner behind the flowers. I didn’t want to put a sentiment on the banner. Instead I was going for more of a ribbon look.

Then I grabbed a few of my favorite warm colors from the Daniel Smith and Sennelier lines of watercolors: Sap green and pyrrol scarlet from DS and Indian Yellow from Sennelier (my favorite yellow, actually). I very loosely watercolored the flowers and leaves, letting the colors mix a bit when they touched. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a few black enamel dots, rounded the corners, and adhered the panel to my A2 top-folding card base.

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I am playing this card in the March sketch challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take some time this week to get crafty!

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