Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing with you a soft, but bright floral card for this week’s edition of Inspired by All The Little Things #9. I was recently lucky enough to be selected to be a part of this wonderful group of talented designers for the Inspired by All The Little Things challenge team! Every Saturday, I’ll share with you a card inspired by the current selected floral photo for the week. Hope you drop by and join us every week!
This week’s challenge photo inspired me to utilize loose watercolor drops of pinks, purples, and orange. The flowers in the photo instantly reminded me of the Concord & 9th Wildflower stamps and so I just had to use them out for this card.
The bursts of pink, purple, yellow, and orange soft colors really stood out for me. And so I imitated that affect by creating soft bursts of color by dropping watercolor onto a piece of watercolor. With a well damped watercolor paper, the color will burst on its own and create soft edges. And because we’re adding a lot of water to the paper, be sure to use watercolor paper that is thicker to be able to hold all the water. Here I use 140 lb.
After creating my bursts of color, I then set it aside to dry. After it was completely dry, I came back and heat embossed the florals over the colors in white embossing powder. I then trimmed down the watercolor piece slightly smaller than my A2 base card and adhered it to the base.
I then added sentiments from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Words set on a piece of black card stock. I trimmed the piece down and adhered it to my watercolor piece with foam tape.
And that completes this week’s inspirational card. I hope you join us in this week’s challenge and try creating some soft watercolor bursts!
- Concord & 9th Wildflower Stamps
- Concord & 9th Beautiful Words
- Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 colors
- Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
- Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9×12 Pad