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Bright Watercolor Flowers

by Kelly Rasmussen June 21, 2018 9 Comments

Happy first day of Summer! One of my favorite things about summer is that all of my flower pots are in full bloom. I love the brights pops of color that line my front porch and wish they could last all year. But unfortunately living in Nebraska, that isn't a possibility. However, it is possible to create a card anytime of the year that reminds me of those beautiful bright blooms.

Today I've used two amazing floral stamp sets to create my card, Flowers for Coloring and Blossoms for Coloring. Both of these sets are overflowing with flower and leaf images that intermingle great with each other.

I started out by stamping a bunch of flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper using Intense Black Ink, which is a permanent waterproof ink that is great for watercoloring. Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut the images.

I colored the images using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush. I simply scribbled some color on the flower or leaf with the marker and then used a water brush to blend it out. In places where I wanted more vibrant colors, I applied more color over the top once it was dry and blended it out again. Using a good quality watercolor paper will allow you to apply multiple layers of coloring without your paper starting to pill.

Next, I prepped a white card base by using a stylus and and scoring board to create an embossed border around the edge. Then I played with the layout of the flower arrangement and once I was happy with it I began adhering the flowers and leaves. Most of the flowers were popped up with some foam adhesive and the leaves were adhered directly to the card base. 

Since birthday cards are my #1 type of card that I am always in need of, I decided to add a message using sayings from the Hand Drawn Everyday Messages and Birthday Hugs and Kisses sets.

Then to finish off the card I added some tiny sequins and some black dots to fill in around the flowers and leaves. Little details like this make the card feel complete!

Hope you have a bright + cheery day!

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9 Responses

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 23, 2018

Beautiful flowers 😊

Patt H.
Patt H.

June 22, 2018

Love your pretty card, Kelly! I live in Western NE & also make floral cards all winter to help take my mind off the snow! 😆 Your card is great inspiration!

Rebecca
Rebecca

June 22, 2018

Nice…..love your colors. Beautiful card.

Helen
Helen

June 21, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous. Love it!!

Helen
Helen

June 21, 2018

Happy summer to you, too! These flowers are delightful—so cheery! Thanks for sharing this lovely card today.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

June 21, 2018

Absolutely beautiful Kelly.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

June 21, 2018

So pretty!! These flowers cheer me up!

pat smith
pat smith

June 21, 2018

I love the layout with the flowers, and your coloring is lovely. Nice card. Thanks for sharing.

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

June 21, 2018

You’ve done it again, Kelly! Gorgeous with a capital “G”!