I loved this Clearsnap stencil the second I saw it – I borrowed it from a friend! Watch the video to see how I solved the “unreadable” sentiment – that took me a bit to figure out!


Watch below or click HERE to see it in HD on youtube.


Once I had finished the flower, I came back home and made a card – but the design kicked my behind! I really really really struggled. The size of the flower was big yet detailed, and I was sad to cut off the purple petals, but I eventually found that the simplicity of the black frame really did set it off well. The contrast makes watercolor flowers look even brighter!

Sandy Allnock Watercolor Flowers 5b

I cut a strip of watercolor paper off the edge and painted it rainbow-style, and adhered it to the edge of the card. The diecut Lawn Fawn sentiment, diecut from two layers of watercolor paper, and adhered with this glue — it crosses the bright, busy floral and the plain black frame – to split the difference, I darkened the “h” and “e” so they’d show up on the flower.


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