Saturday, March 21, 2020

Spring Tulips

Hello!  It's Candice back with you this Saturday sharing my mom's Mother's Day card with you!

I have been trying my hand at water coloring lately and wanted to make a special Mother's Day card for my very special Mom!

First, I inked a scalloped frame with mowed lawn and twisted citron using the rule of thirds.  I inked more along the bottom at an angle and lighter coming in from the top leaving a little bit of white between the two.

I then splattered with some green and gold water colors and set it aside to dry.

Next, I heat embossed the tulips and butterfly from the Tender Tulips stamp set in white to make it easier for water coloring.

I chose some purples and golds from my water color palettes and relaxed with some painting.  Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out.  One awesome thing about Create a Smile stamps is they have very thick lines for easy cutting!

For the sentiment, I first heat embossed the "mean the world to me" onto a stitched banner and inked with wilted violet.

Then I die cut the layered you, the bottom one in white and the top one in gold foil.  I used foam tape to add dimension over the banner.

To finish the card, I added some gold sequins and a few white nuvo drops!

A great tip for water color beginners, use heat embossing to help control the water until you get more used to the technique.  I also find that wetting the area you are working on before adding the color allows the water to do the work for you!

Tender Tulips stamps                All About You stamps             Useful Banners cool cuts

You Twice cool cuts

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Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!



  1. i can't see the image, anyone else?

  2. Simply magical and marvellous card Candice with these colors!
    Great work!!!