Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Thank you all so very much for all of your sweet comments, thoughts and prayers for my husband and myself. He is doing great and back to work. :) I have been starting to feel a little better too and I can tell the meds are starting to work. I am still having pain but it is no where near as bad as it was. But I have to be careful and not over do it--if I do too much then my arm starts to really hurt. So I do a little and then take a break and then come back to it in a bit. But I am very thankful my husband is doing great and I am getting better too. We truly appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers!!
I have several projects that have actually been done for a couple of weeks but with everything going on and not feeling well I have fallen behind so you will probably be seeing several projects in the next few days--as long and my hand and arm are ok to type. :)
Today, I have a pretty watercolor card to share with you using some of the new stamp releases from JustRite Papercraft. I love this new stamp set--the flowers are so fun and kind of remind me of a combination of whimsical dandelions and elegant Queen Ann's Lace. I think these image could be used for fun and playful cards--like this watercolor card or if they were embossed in a metallic color they could be very elegant. I used the CR-05029 Floral Silhouettes One Clear Stamps with VersaMark ink for the background and heat embossed using Tonic Studios - NUVO White Embossing Powder. Then I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Light Carmine, Orange, Pale green, Light Green, Light Blue, and Cobalt Blue to watercolor the flowers and the background. For the paper I used Strathmore Mixed Media, this is my favorite paper to use when I am stamping and doing watercolor. The paper is ultra smooth so you get a nice crisp stamped image every time, since it is for mixed media it can handle the water and the paper is 140 lbs so it is a nice heavy paper.
After the watercolor was dry I used a paintbrush with clean water to add the water drops and then blotted them off with a paper towel. I added a few white flat back pearls to the center or some of the flowers and then scattered a few more on the card. I used Ranger - Multi Medium Matte to adhere the pearls, it is a really good and strong liquid adhesive. For the sentiment I used one of the stamps from the CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps set and stamped in on to pink cardstock. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and then used more of the Tonic Studios - NUVO White Embossing Powder to heat set the sentiment. Then I used one of the dies from the DIE-05001 JustRite Snowflake and Tag Dies. To adhere the tag die cut I added some white twine, wrapped it around the card base a couple of times and tied a bow.
I used Scor-Tape and white craft form to adhere the watercolor piece to the pink cardstock base.
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you liked the card share!
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Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-05029 Floral Silhouettes One Clear Stamps, CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, CS - Pink
Ink/Markers: VersaMark Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Light Carmine, Orange, Pale green, Light Green, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue
Dies: DIE-05001 JustRite Snowflake and Tag Dies
Ribbon: White Twine
Accessories: Tonic Studios - NUVO White Embossing Powder, Ranger - Multi Medium Matte, White Flat Back Pearls 4 mm, 6 mm, Heat Tool, White Craft Foam, Scor-Tape