Gorgeous Watercolor big blooms with Natasha

Gorgeous Watercolor big blooms with Natasha

Hi everyone I am excited to be back Guest Designing Crafty Meraki blog. Today I am sharing a bright, bold, and colorful card using the Hero Arts & Altenew collaboration set called Bloom and Grow.

I started with a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper. To create the background I used an ink smooshing technique using a piece of acetate. I chose several ink pads from my stash in a variety of colors, pinks, blues, yellow, and purple. One at a time I smooshed the ink pad on my glass mat, added water, and picked up the color using acetate. Then I placed the piece of acetate in different sections of the panel and layered the colors. I completed this several times and dried the panel between layers with my heat tool. The last layer I let that air dry.

Once my panel was dry I used the large bloom in the stamp set. I prepped the area using my embossing buddy and then stamped the Bloom using versa mark ink in black and then I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I created a mask for the bloom so that I could stamp the leaves behind the flower. Once I was done stamping I went back in with Karin markers to add deeper color. The colors I used are: Lipstick Red, Gold, Curry, Olive Green, Sapphire Blue, and Indigo Blue.

I then chose a sentiment from the set and heat embossed it on black card stock using white embossing power. I die cut the panel and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. To complete the card I added a few gemstones for added embellishment. I hope you enjoyed learning about this bright and bold technique today.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Maryann S

Maryann S

This is a gorgeous card and I love the colors! What stamp pads and colors did you use?

cheryl murphy

cheryl murphy

This is so beautifully done. Do you happen to have a video showing how you did this? It is just gorgeous.

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