Today I am tickled to show you a really simple way to make a stunning 5″ x 7″ flower card – and even though I added some “real” watercolor treats, you can do this with just inks!
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I found that Catherine Pooler inks work well for this technique; they do melt out as watercolor, but they don’t “fall apart” (ie wash out) the way sometimes Distress Inks do. But if distress inks are whatcha got, give it a try too, just be careful how much water you add.
Look at all that luscious purple! I did add some blue to it as you saw but its really pretty with just the purple ink. For the green leaves you can also add some green inks – but I don’t have much green ink selection! I used Sage to stamp half the sentiment, and I was wishing I had a stronger green.
Such simple supplies to make such a stunning card, eh?
Need more inspiration for flowers? Check out this huge post with lots of tutorials and ideas:
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- Just Because Lilacs, Colorado Craft Company Clear Stamps: EH – CCC
- Just Because Lilacs, Colorado Craft Company Dies: EH – CCC
- Daniel Smith Watercolors:
- MISTI stamping tool
- Arches Cold Press Paper EH – BLICK
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 EH – BLICK – AMZ