I really liked the Color Isolation challenge I created this card for so much that I made another. This is a Sympathy Card featuring Watercoloring and Color Isolation,
I watched this awesome tutorial video from Kelly Latevola for WPlus9 where she watercolored roses. I had previously purchased the Pretty Little Peonies stamp set from WPlus9 but I could never seem to get the flowers to line up. In this video Kelly shows how to use the middle layer of the stamps to watercolor an awesome background.
I started by stamping the peonies with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on watercolor paper and then painting out the shapes with a tiny brush and water. I used a few different sizes of flowers and a few leaves.
Once I had my flowers how I wanted them I allowed my background to dry and then stamped my sentiment from Papertrey Ink in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I then mounted my watercolor panel on a piece of black cardstock and added a sheer ribbon. I gave my card the color “pop” in the form of a yellow rose from Mark Richards. I also added a few adhesive pearls on my sheer ribbon.
I really liked how the background turned out. I am still going to try and figure out how to layer these stamps, but I am glad to have a way to use these now.
Stamps: Pretty Little Peonies – WPlus9 & Think Big Favorites #3 – Papertrey Ink
Paper: Basic Black – Stampin’ Up, Watercolor Paper – Strathmore & Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento & Hickory Smoke Distress Ink – Ranger
Other: Fabric Rose – Mark Richards, Adhesive Pearls – Recollections, Sheer Black Ribbon – Creative Impressions
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