Caroline here today to play with you! Together we’re gonna make a simple card perfect for beginners or when you need a card quick! I don’t like making cards very much so I never make any in advance, then when I realize that I need one, I am always in a hurry!
We will play with sprays and embossing powders today. I chose 3 coordinated sprays to make my background so I would have a nice color blend. If you choose opposite colors on the color wheel (eg red and green), you might get a brownish blend so take care of the colors you pick!
I say it often but it’s very worthy, use a good quality watercolor paper! I use a Strathmore paper and I’m never disappointed! I used Flat Fabio T-bird turquoise, Starburst Sassy Sapphire and Starburst Delphinium Turquoise to make my background.
I began by adding the lighter shade to the paper using a watercolor brush and then went over with the next color. Put each color next to the other or just a bit overlapping, to make them blend nicely.
I added just a spray of water over both colors to help them blend.
While the sprays are still wet, I made a couple of splatters with my brush and the darker shade.
Let this air dry for a beautiful blended result. You can see how gorgeous the blue shimmer is!
While your background is air drying, continue on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. I used Obviously black embossing powder to stamp a beautiful flower (the set drawn by my co Lindy’s DT member Valerie).
I used colored it with T-bird turquoise.
When almost dry, I went over with just a touch of Sassy Sapphire.
For the foliage, I used Starburst Lucky Shamrock green.
Once the flower is dry, simply fussy cut it and glue with 3D foam over your background after stamping a quote.
You only have now to glue this beautiful background over a coordinating cardstock and VOILÀ! You have a gorgeous simple card! You can work many at the same time and stamp them only when needed. With this process, you will obtain a lot of cards in advance for many occasions!
- Sprays : Flat Fabio T-bird turquoise, Starburst Sassy Sapphire, Starburst Delphinium Turquoise, Starburst Lucky Shamrock green
- Embossing powder: Obviously black
- Watercolor paper: Strathmore, Cardstock: Bazzill, Stamps: Designed by Valerie, Altenew
Thank you for being there and I hope I have inspired you!