Hello, so good to see you! I unintentionally took a little break on the blog due to broadband issues. So I havent been able to inspire you for nearly 2 weeks, which has probably affected me more than you. However, whilst my internet was down, I still carried on crafting and have lots of projects to share with you. Today’s project uses Prima marketing Inc Tropicals water pan set to create a lovely bright and vibrant watercolour floral card.
These watercolours are lovely vibrant colours, and this was a set I asked for at Christmas. However, I hadn’t use only this set to create a card, usually used in combination with other sets I have. So I challenged myself to use only the colours in the 12 pan set. I really love how this has turned out, and loved the little mini challenge I set myself. So, why not challenge yourself and give it a go?!
For links to some of these products, see the end of the post.
Vibrant watercolour floral card process overview
To start off, trim a piece of watercolour card down to the size of your card base. I used a hot press watercolour card as I prefer a smooth surface. Apply an anti-static powder to the card in preparation for heat embossing. Using an acrylic block, stamp a flower in versamark ink onto the card panel and cover with white embossing powder; heat set with a heat gun.
To create depth and dimension, you will want to create masks. If like me, you don’t have masking paper, you can create masks by stamping onto thin printer paper. Fussy cut around this and using re-positional tape, apply your mask over your embossed flower. Repeat stamping flowers and leaves, using masks for both to create depth and heat set in between.
In addition, stamp out a couple of flowers and leaves onto another piece of card to fussy cut-out and layer up later up.
Adding the colour:
Once complete, it is time to start adding colour. The embossing helps contains the colours within the flowers/leaves. Apply a light coat of clear water to a petal and then start adding in colour. For the pink, I used number 19 from the set and for the purple, I used number 20. For a more realistic look, add more colour to the areas where a petal overlaps another. This creates a cast shadow and gives dimension to your flowers/petals.
Repeat this process for the leaves. To add colour to the background, apply clear water to all the ‘white space. Next, drop in your colour into the water, ensuring you spread the colour up to the edges. The colour blue use here was number 15 from the set. Don’t forget to colour in your additional flowers/leaves stamped on another piece of watercolour card.
assembling the vibrant watercolour floral card:
To assemble the card, adhere the panel onto the card base with double sided tape. Fussy cut out an additional flower and a few leaves and using foam squares, layer this onto the front of the card.
Die cut a sentiment out of black card several times and layer on top of one another. If you want a little more shine, colour with black embossing powder and heat set. To finish off, add a small heat embossed secondary sentiment.
Vibrant watercolour floral card photos:
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- Prima Marketing Inc – Tropicals Watercolour pan set
- Altenew Cherished memories stamp set
- Altenew – signature dies
- WOW! Opaque white embossing powder
- A6 card base (UK size)
- Arches hot press watercolour paper
- Acrylic blocks
- Heat gun
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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I’m not an expert and I don’t work for these companies.