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.
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!
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. :)
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping!
How did you do the green dots?
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! :)
Stunning! Thanks for sharing how you made this!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jill! :D
Gorgeous – love the purple and green, and especially the little glitter strip :-)
Thanks, Janet! It’s all about those little finishing touches, right? ;)
I can’t resist a bit of sparkle! :D
This is just gorgeous .
So bright and beautiful.
What bright cheery cards you make! Glad you are aboard!
Such a pretty card! Love the softness the watercoloring gives to the flowers!
I love this! Such a fresh and virbrant card. Thanks for explaining how you did the flowers and the background too. :) Thanks for sharing.
The orchids are beautiful. The explanation helps you to want to gran your supplies and perfect your technique.
welcome!! really beautiful work!
BEAUTIFUL – I love the sweet details on the gorgeous blooms!! You are amazing!!