Fresh from the Florist in Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

Fresh from the Florist in Watercolor Mother’s Day Card

wanted to try stamping this set using watercolor technique. I know, watercolor stamping is best suited for solid images, however, you can see that it will work with open images and gives a soft effect.

Stamps Used

Retired Stamped Used

  • Fresh from the Florist Peg Stamp Set
  • Mom Mini Peg Stamp
  • You Are Loved Mini Peg Stamp

Supplies Used

  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Additional Supplies

  • Cardstock – Violet
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Detail Brush, Round
  • Spray Bottle

Create the card base by cutting the paper. Cut the watercolor paper to A2 size (5.5″ wide x 4.25″ tall) for the card base. Cut another piece of watercolor paper to 1″ wide x 5 1/4″ tall. Cut the violet card stock 1 1/4″ wide x 5 1/2″ tall.

Ink your stamp, then holding the stamp and spray bottle at some distance from each other, lightly mist the rubber end of the stamp with the water. You don’t want to do get a lot of water on the wood because it may swell and warp.

Stamp the card base following the set card instructions but substitute the VersaColor inks for Tim Holtz ® Distress inks in the following way – rose in Dusty Concord, carnation in Picked Raspberry, leaves in Mowed Lawn, star flowers in Seedless Preserves, and bird in Black Soot.

Stamp the strip of watercolor paper, adding the sentiment stamps.

Once the stamping has dried, dip brush in water, brush off excess, and paint the inside of each flower, pulling ink from the stamping. If this is not giving you a dark enough look you can create your own watercolor paints with your ink. On a piece of glass or acrylic apply ink from pad bay just patting the pad on the glass and spritz each color with water. Then dip the brush in the color of your choice, removing excess water and color in flowers.

Once you’ve filled in the flowers, it’s time to glue the stamped strip to the violet paper. Then, glue the violet strip to the stamped card base.

That’s it!

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