Hellllllooooooo and Happy Monday! Monday??? Dang this weekend went by fast! I am really happy to share with you today that I am the guest designer for WPlus9! Yeah! Gosh, I have been a fan of WPlus9 forever! Gorgeous images and great techniques. I love their style! I am excited to have been invited to stamp along with Dawn and the rest of the talented crew there. For my card, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use - Modern Peonies! I have had this set for a while, but never inked it, and I've had an idea brewing too! I got out my beautiful Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to use for watercoloring. I love how this card came out! Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to pop over to the WPlus9 blog to get even more inspiration!
I started my card with a crisp white A2 card base folded at the top. I die cut a smaller white rectangle for the focal point and layered pretty lime green cardstock around it. This gave me my foundation of the card. All of the coloring for today was done with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers in pretty shades of pink and green for summer.
I stamped and die cut three big peonies, three small peonies and a bunch of leaves. The matching dies for this set cut like a dream. When I’m making an arrangement like this I always stamp and cut out lots of images to play with - so I can get it just the way I want it to look. I ended up coloring just some of the images, and left the rest black and white and graphic. I love this look!
I stamped the small ‘beautiful’ sentiment in the lower right corner of the white layer, and then glued on the ‘hello’ die with a glue pen, using my tweezers. I did this first so I would know where to place the flowers. SO crisp with that pop of black in the gorgeous font!
I used foam tape to place the top layers of flowers and leaves. The bottom flowers and leaves were attached with tape runner adhesive. I like the difference in dimension with the layers. I did a very loose watercolor wash with the Zig Markers, a tiny paintbrush and water. I used two shades of green and two shades of pink on the images. You could use any colors, though! I think this would be very pretty in red too!
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