HI Everyone. Happy Tuesday.
I have a quick post for you tonight. This is the card that I made for my Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 3 class - Creative Watercolor Media. One of the lessons was to use shimmer sprays as the watercolor medium. I don't have a lot of sprays..... actually I have 3 :-) So, those three colors dictated the colors for the card!
I know..... back to florals... I can just hear you all :-) I didn't use to create a lot of floral cards until Altenew came along. So it's all their fault :-) But they really do make some gorgeous floral stamps. The Build a Flower Magnolia is no exception. It's one of my go-to staples.
I stamped the flower onto watercolor cardstock and then used my turquoise, green and shimmer white sprays to create the colors on the flowers. Here's a closeup of the colors - you can also see where I used the shimmery white spray on the focal layer. The champagne color works really well with the gold embossing and the green and blue.
Because I liked the look of the champagne color in the background, I decided to replicate that on the card base. I had some old champagne shimmer cardstock that I used to create engagement party thank-yous for our DD. I took a piece of what was left and adhered that to a Neenah Solar White 110# card base. I popped the flower up using foam stip and added the sentiment.
Here's my full card:
Here's the inside - sorry it isn't in focus!
Of course, I had to add a little something to the envelope:
This card is on its way to a friend who is going through chemo and had to shave her head. I hope she does realize how beautiful she is when she gets this card.
I'll be back tomorrow with another card and I hope to be able to add some bird photos for you, too! The weather has certainly been good enough to get outside so I hope to be able to take a quick break and get some photos. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight - and I hope you all feel beautiful today.
- Stamps: Sentiment: Thinking of You. Flower: Build a Flower Magnolia. Both Altenew
- Inks: Shimmer Sprays - Champagne - Heidi Swapp.