Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hello There

I'm popping in to post a card for the Pretty Pink Posh watercolor blog hop.  It's one of the hot trends in card making and is such an easy way to add luscious color.  I pulled out one of my Distress reinkers for the watercolor technique.

After cutting a tag with watercolor paper and the Stitched Duo 1 die from Pretty Pink Posh, I embossed my sentiment using clear powder and then painted over it with a damp brush and Peacock Feathers reinker.  I love how the color makes the sentiment stand out.

I stamped a lot of different flowers and leaves from the Fresh Cut Florals set by Wplus9 Design Studio, choosing a variety of ink colors.  Having the matching dies made this process much quicker!  I also put small centers on the pink flowers with a pearl pen.  I then arranged my flowers into bouquets on the tag and adhered the whole thing onto a kraft card base.

The result is quite elegant!  It felt great to get back into the studio and create again.  Most of my time has been spent on organizational projects.  Necessary, but not nearly as much fun!   :)

Stamps:  Fresh Cut Florals (Wplus9); Hello There (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  VersaMark; Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Kraft, White (Papertrey Ink); watercolor paper
Misc:  Fresh Cut Florals dies (Wplus9); Stitched Duo 1 die (Pretty Pink Posh); Peacock Feathers reinker (Distress Ink); cream Pearl Pen (Viva)


  1. This is lovely and awesome and I am glad I stopped by because I had not thought of doing this technique!!! So, thanks for sharing!! I agree that it is very elegant AND well done!! Hey I am hosting a giveaway at my blog of 5 different SU! stamp sets - if you are interested I would love for you to come by!!

  2. Beautiful! Love the colors - especially on the kraft base!

  3. i like your bright bouquets very much, kraft background is perfect for them!!

  4. what a lovely way to highlight the sentiment

  5. This card is so pretty! Love that way you used your watercolors and seeing the Stitched Duo 1 die made me smile! Great job, Annheidel!


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