Watercolor orchids

by Aimes

Hey!

It's Aimes here today and it's a bank holiday here in the UK so I'm enjoying this bonus day away from the office to share a card with you featuring the stunning Oriental Orchid stamp set paired with the Painted Greetings stamp set.

Aimes Orchid birthday

In order to achieve the watercolor effect, I coloured the stamps directly with Tombow USA brush markers, spritzed them with water and stamped them onto watercolor paper. I then blended the colours with a damp paintbrush to enhance the watercolour look. The background was created by scribbling a blue marker onto an acrylic block and picking up the colour with a wet paintbrush. Easy peasy!

Aimes Orchid birthday close up

When it came to adding a sentiment, it just had to be one from the Painted Greetings stamp set. The font of this set complements the watercolor style perfectly! I stamped it using Jet Black ink, I love how crisp this ink is; it's ideal for sentiments and detailed images.

I stretched the Tombow USA brush markers further and even painted the card front with a purple marker scribbled onto an acrylic block diluted with water to create a lilac/purple wash. :)

Don't forget that Altenew have joined forces with Tombow USA for a special collaboration blog hop! Be sure to hop along with us as there's still time to join in the fun and win a $30 Altenew or Tombow USA gift certificate!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping!

S_Amy

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Suzanne Albanese May 30, 2016 - 09:54

How did you do the green dots?

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Aimes May 30, 2016 - 10:38

Hi Suzanne, the green dots are the small bud stamp from the same Oriental Orchid stamp set. I just coloured them with a green marker – super easy! Hope that helps! :)

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Jill H. May 30, 2016 - 10:48

Stunning! Thanks for sharing how you made this!

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Aimes May 30, 2016 - 14:42

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jill! :D

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Janet May 30, 2016 - 11:16

Gorgeous – love the purple and green, and especially the little glitter strip :-)

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Aimes May 30, 2016 - 14:43

Thanks, Janet! It’s all about those little finishing touches, right? ;)
I can’t resist a bit of sparkle! :D

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adie May 30, 2016 - 17:55

This is just gorgeous .

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Janet Ingraham May 30, 2016 - 18:51

So bright and beautiful.

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Hannah Means May 30, 2016 - 22:08

What bright cheery cards you make! Glad you are aboard!

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Celeste Goff May 31, 2016 - 06:23

Such a pretty card! Love the softness the watercoloring gives to the flowers!

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Katie B. May 31, 2016 - 06:45

I love this! Such a fresh and virbrant card. Thanks for explaining how you did the flowers and the background too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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Sue S May 31, 2016 - 08:44

The orchids are beautiful. The explanation helps you to want to gran your supplies and perfect your technique.

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susan a Lorio May 31, 2016 - 20:06

welcome!! really beautiful work!

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Taunya Butler June 1, 2016 - 16:31

BEAUTIFUL – I love the sweet details on the gorgeous blooms!! You are amazing!!

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