Hello! Hope you're having a great weekend! We were supposed to get snow here in PA today, but it didn't happen, for which I'm very grateful. I'm ready now for Spring! I'm sharing a card with you today that I made for the Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sights Challenge.
This board is lovely, although not my usual bright colors that I love so much, but it is fun to switch things up from time to time ;)
I decided to use the Mondo Hydrangea stamp and emboss it in gold. I also added a few of the individual petals. After I'd done my embossing I thought "oh shoot", I should have done this on watercolor paper! So I had to figure out a way to color the petals. I wanted a loose look so I knew I didn't want to use Copics. One of my favorite methods of coloring is using my ink blending tool and distress inks, but those petals are too small for that. Then I remembered I had some tiny ink daubers stashed somewhere, so I dug them out and used them to color. I first laid down some Bundled Sage distress ink in the flower centers (I thought that was a good color for the "succulent" on the board). I felt it needed another color so I decided to go with Old Paper distress ink because that has a greenish cast to it. I blended some of that onto my flowers and loved how it turned out! Next I colored the tiny flower centers with a green Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen. I sprayed the card with some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine (hard to see in the photo but oh so lovely in real life!), and embossed the sentiment from Mondo Hydragea in gold on black paper. This was really a very easy card to make but I love the dramatic results. I know I'll be using those little daubers in the future when I want to get color into smaller spaces.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!