Today, I have a card for The Card Concept Challenge #66. I decided to do a little something different this time and use watercolors. The theme for the challenge was "love and romance" with this inspiration photo :
I tried to capture all the basic colors in the photo for my layered CAS card. I have a tone on tone background using Soft Stone Cardstock and ink from Papertrey Ink. All of my stamps are from Paper Smooches.
I really wanted to use the large floral stamp as my focal point, but I felt like stamping it with black ink and coloring it in would not create the soft look I was going for from the photo.
I decided to heat emboss it instead with white embossing powder, then paint over it with watercolors. I have this mixed media sketchbook that I keep all my color swatches in. It has been so useful when I'm trying to find the perfect color for a project. I also like to keep stamped images with Copic colors I used in here as a reference.
I found the perfect pinks for my flower from my Artist's Loft Pearlescent watercolors. I didn't even need to use watercolor paper. White cardstock from Papertrey Ink worked perfectly. I like how the flowers curled a little bit after they dried
Thanks so much for stopping by! The supplies I used are linked below.
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