This is the last of the workshop cards I made at my Stampin' Up demo's house this week. It's my favorite of the lot.
I love these colors! It's also a really easy technique. First, I embossed the large "thank you" sentiment with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then, I used a waterbrush with reinkers to add strokes of color, making sure to blend in between. I blotted excess ink off the sentiment with a paper towel when I was done. I wanted it to stay crisply white!
I punched a butterfly from Coastal Cabana cardstock, but it seemed a bit too plain, so I stamped some tiny Flower Patch images and also smudged ink on the edges with my finger. I added three rhinestones for the body. Then I bent the wings to add more dimension.
I adhered the watercolored panel to a Coastal Cabana cardbase. Isn't it pretty?
Stamps: Another Thank You (Stampin' Up)
Inkpad: VersaMark; Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up)
Reinkers: Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Canteloupe, Strawberry Slush (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up); watercolor paper
Misc: Elegant Butterfly punch (Stampin' Up); white embossing powder (Stampin' Up); waterbrush