Hi Friends!

Watercolor Flowers Thank You

Today’s card is one that I made weeks ago but am just now sharing.  It started as an experiment to see the different looks I could get by stamping the flowers in different ways.   I knew I wanted the flowers to have a watercolor effect but I wasn’t quite sure the best way to achieve that look.  I tried putting ink from my stamp pad directly onto a large acrylic block and then spraying the block with a fine mist of water.  I then tapped my stamp onto the block but by the time I stamped it onto my paper, it was too watery looking.

Here’s what I did to achieve the results I liked.  First, I inked my stamp in the stamp pad and then sprayed my stamp three times with my water mister.  If I did it more than that, it was too watery and I didn’t like the look I achieved with less than three spritzes.  Of course, each water mister will perform differently.  I found that if I then stamped my paper with a light touch, I liked the effect better than pressing down hard.  If you decide to give this a try, I recommend experimenting as I did. You’ll find what you like best!

Watercolored Flowers up close

I fussy cut each flower out with my paper snips and then added a White Perfect Accents to the center of each one.  The Pacific Point flowers were adhered to my paper with Snail and the Cucumber Crush one has a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back.

I’ve listed the supplies I used below.  I did NOT use the Thinlit dies that go with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I’ve listed the bundles though in case you are interested in a 10% discount if you purchase them together.

Product List – Click on any of the products below for more information or to place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Questions?  Please feel free to send me an email:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

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