Hi there everyone! I have a Stamp Focus post for you today and the stamp in focus is the Beautiful Peony Stamp Set.
To start, I heat embossed several flowers and leaves from the Beautiful Peony Stamp Set onto watercolor cardstock with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. Next, I scribbled Persian Blue Watercolor Brush Marker onto the image and then spritz it heavily with water. Likewise, for the leaves, I used Black Watercolor Brush Marker. You can let these air dry or use a heat gun to dry them – it's your choice. Because the watercolor marker scribbling plus water spritzing is different for each die-cut piece, as a result, we get unique watercolor shading on all the elements.
After I was done coloring all the images, I set them aside to dry and began working on the card front. For the card front, I used Morning Frost Crisp Dye Ink to do a bit of ink blending. Then I adhered this inked panel onto a card base. After this, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies and then adhered all the images onto the card front with foam tape.
For my sentiments, I die cut the word “Hey” out of Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set in Gold Foil. I stacked this a couple of times and then adhered the letters to the card front with the help of Glue Tape. To finish, I added a heat embossed sentiment label that says “gorgeous”.
Similarly, for the last two cards, I heat embossed the images, but this time I used Pure White Embossing Powder. To make my second card, I scribbled Rubellite Watercolor Brush Marker in the center of the flower and Midnight Violet Watercolor Brush Marker around it. For the leaves, I used Citrus Burst and Emerald Watercolor Brush Markers. Again, I spritz the images and let them air dry.
To begin with, I ran the card front through my die-cutting machine along with the Square Weave Stencil to emboss the pattern onto the panel. And then I cut a band of cardstock, the width of my card front, and placed my die-cut images to see where the sentiment would fit. Once the sentiment was in place, I adhered the flower with foam tape and glued the leaves directly. I applied foam tape to the band and adhered it to the card front. To finish, I added a few black enamel dots from Green Fields Enamel Dots Set.
For the last card, I used Ruby Red Watercolor Brush Marker to color the center of the flower and Rouge Watercolor Brush Marker to color around it. After the flowers and leaves were dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them.
Next, I added fine black paint splatters from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set onto my card front and then adhered my floral images with foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment in Pure White Embossing Powder on black. To finish, I adhered a few enamel dots from the Green Fields Enamel Dots Set.
You can check the process video for all three cards below or watch it on YouTube in HD.
I hope you liked my Beautiful Peony cards! This watercolor technique is easy, fast, and gives unique and gorgeous results every time.
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