While this looks like my simple standard card layout, technique wise, it definitely took me out of my comfort zone. I recently bought a pad of watercolor paper, thinking this was what I was lacking for me to make a successful card using this technique. While I do think the paper helped, at the very least, I need a lot more practice...maybe even art lessons...lol!
I chose the Daisy Basket stamp because it's pretty and I thought it may be forgiving for a beginner like me. I stamped it towards the top of my page, so that I would have room for the Small Birthday Wishes sentiment at the bottom, choosing the greeting purely because I thought the font worked with the watery coloring.
I did have a practice go at this image using my Peerless watercolors. However, I was heavy handed when it came to the amount of water, so this second attempt was completed using Loew-Cornell watercolor pencils. I did my coloring first and then went over it and did the blending using my watercolor brush pen. I felt that it gave me more control, and I actually had to force myself to be a little loosey-goosey while spreading the colors. I did my best trying to add a shadow underneath as well. Once it was dry, I added some glitter glue to the center of the flowers, roughed up the panel edges with some scissors and finished it off with a ribbon.
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