Friday, April 17, 2015

A Watercolor Thank You Card

Hello everyone!
I am so happy you decided to swing by and see what's happening on the Create a Smile blog today!
Samantha here, and I'm going to share a watercolored thank you card with you all today!



This card is both, not my usual style and very me...how is that possible, right?! Well, I don't usually do flowers. I LOOOOOOVE flowers and seeing other people create with them, but I usually don't make many floral cards on my own.
But I do love watercolor and embossing paste and splatters...so yeah - see? It's an anomaly! Ha!



Do you ever make cards like that? Cards that are your usual style, and at the same time, they're not?


This is a fun card to make!

- On a white card front, use a palette knife to smear on the embossing paste over the stencil and set aside to dry.
- Heat emboss the leaves and flower in white onto some watercolor paper.
- Use any watercolors you have to and have fun! I used my distress markers, but literally any watercolors will achieve the same/similar look! :)
-  Once dry, fussy cut out, attach foam tape to the images and adhere to the stenciled background.
- I used a pencil to help curl the tips of the petals and add some more dimension! You didn't see that coming did you? Ha!
- Lastly, I used some alpha stickers to form the sentiment and splattered on drops of black mist.


I used the SUPER popular Botanical Love and Waves Stencil for the background! And guess what? Stencils are BACK IN STOCK!!!


With a little time (but not too much!) you can create a fun, unique and pretty card set for a lovely gift! I can just imagine all of the beautiful color combinations on that flower! So pretty!
Also - to cut down on the height for mailing, you can adhere the flower directly to the wavey background!


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Thank you SO much for stopping by and spending a little bit of your day with me! :D
~Samantha


4 comments:

  1. Wow!! Gorgeous card!! Love that big flower and the background is fab too!!!

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  2. Soooooooooooooo beautiful! I can't wait until my Botanical Love arrives!

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