Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dragonflies with a watercolor wash

This card isn't perfect by a very long shot!  But I like how it turned out.  I had been watching videos by Catherine Pooler and she was into using Distress Inkpads and a Hero Arts stamp to create so lovely cards.  Well, I had neither the Distress Inkpads nor the beautiful Hero Arts stamp so I improvised and used this Inkadinkado set.  I stamped the flowers and dragonflies in Versamark and then embossed them with white ink.  I then used my watercolors and put a wash over the entire card and left it alone to dry.  After it dried I felt it needed more so I stamped in some of the Flourishes from the set.

I found an appropriate Happy Birthday greeting and stamped and embossed it on vellum. 

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Recollections 65lb white, black;
Stamps - Inkadinkado: Mindscapes; Kitchen Sink Stamps: 3 step Daisy;
Ink - Versamark; Memento: Rose Bud;
Accessories - Embossing Powder: Zing! white, Ranger Detail black; rhinestones.


Kathy Humphrey said...

This is a GORGEOUS card!! Love being able to improvise using what we already have on hand. Very beautiful:)

Holly said...

Perfect!! Love it and anyone would be blessed and thrilled to receive it.