Welcome, I’m so happy you stopped by today!
Don’t you just love happy mail? Letters from friends, postcards, and magazines are all such highlights amongst stacks of bills, right?
One of the things I always look forward to receiving in the mail is the bimonthly publication put out by Stampin’ Up! for demonstrators called Stampin’ Success. The May/June issue had an absolutely beautiful invitation on the front using the flower from “Choose Happiness” and an aqua painter to create a watercolor effect. In addition, they added a few strands of gold taken from the 1/8″ gold ribbon. It was GORGEOUS!
Then, to my absolute delight, The Paper Players issued a challenge to create a clean and simple card using watercolors.
While my card is very different from the one on the front of the magazine, it, along with the challenge, did inspire me to create this card:
I simply used an aqua painter and a Tempting Turquoise stamp pad to paint a background on watercolor paper. Next, I stamped the flower in Rose Red and used the Aqua Painter to create the watercolor effect. I fussy cut it out after it was dry. To easily remove strands from the gold ribbon, cut off the white edge first. I also added a vellum branch from the bird builder punch and a sentiment from Indescribable Gift.
If you have not had a chance to watercolor with Aqua Painters yet, you really should give it a try! Also, be sure to head of to the Paper Players and see all of the beautiful inspiration from the designers and in the gallery. Watercolors turn an ordinary card into a lovely work of art.
Happy stampin’ friends!