Hello bloggy friends! Did you see my last blog post? Oy. Well, the new A/C unit is installed and the cool air is blowing again...and my crabbiness is waning... Yesterday I went to a lovely tea party birthday party for one very cool artsy chick I know! I'll be sharing her birthday card soon - been dying to show everyone! Today is my day to post over at A Blog Named Hero, and I'm sharing the same card here. This card was inspired by a gorgeous pink dogwood tree I found a few weeks ago while out taking pictures. The Hero Arts Dogwood stamp was the perfect stamp! I don't know why, but dogwood trees always remind me of antiques and old times? Is that weird? They are so beautiful and elegant. I decided to make sort of an Antiquey/Victorian card.
I stamped my image twice onto watercolor paper, in brown ink. I stamped two, since I knew I would want to layer at least part of the image later. Turns out that Victorian Velvet Distress Ink is the EXACT color of those blooms! I watercolored with my water pen and my ink pads.... You can see I added a touch of Spruce ink as a shadow around parts of the image.
I really love the sentiment stamps with this new font from Hero Arts! I added some text in the corner using just part of a large background stamp. (You can see my full supply list on the ABNH blog!)
Thanks for coming by to check out what I'm up to! Have a fantastic weekend! XO
And here is a photo of the inspiring tree!