Hello there, good to see you over here at the blog! I’ve recently been guest designing for Honey Doo Crafts which I have really enjoyed. Amanda from Honey Doo Crafts contacted me and asked if I would like to create some cards with her products and the florals from Honey Doo crafts are beautiful to create with. So I said yes! I will be posting a few different cards over the next few with products that are going to be on a show on Hochanda on the 10th, so check the show out for all the fabulous stamps. Alternatively, you can also purchase them from Honey Doo Crafts themselves HERE. Today’s card features a watercolour flower arrangement birthday card which I had so much fun colouring in. This card took a little longer to make even though there is quite a bit of white space. However, I find this very relaxing to do so I don’t mind taking the time to colour these in.
watercolour flower arrangement birthday card Process overview
To start, I used a piece of Distress watercolour cardstock. I trimmed one sheet down into 4 pieces. Next, I prepped the panel with an anti-static powder bag before I stamped the large image from the Flower Arrangement stamp set in one corner with versamark ink. This was covered in Pure Platinum embossing powder from WOW! and heat set. Now I added a few more flowers down in one corner and up the top of the flower arranging using some of the smaller flower stamps from the set. You can mask the images off, but as I was heat embossing I didn’t need to do this.
Once stamped and covered with embossing powder, use a small brush to brush away any powder where it overlaps the previous stamp. Then heat set this. Don’t worry if you can see the remnants of the versamark from the stamp, as this will be covered when coloured in. To colour this card, I used Altenew watercolour inks and chose a blue colour scheme. I added more pigment down by the centre of the flowers for shading and blended this out towards the top for a lighter colour.
For the background, I added a large amount of clear water around the edge of the flowers and dropped in pigment ink around the edge of the flowers. Using more clear water, I blended this out to give a soft glow to the background around the flowers. To finish the background off, I added paint splatters in black and blue for some added interest.
This panel was added to a white card base and a heat embossed sentiment from the Birthday Sentiment stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts was adhered to the front. Lastly, a few sequins were added to embellish the card.
watercolour flower arrangement birthday card photos
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*this post was produced as part of my design team work for Honey Doo Crafts. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Honey Doo Crafts to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.