Hello friends : ) I am back after a wonderful birthday visit with my granddaughter. After she left I found I was so sad!! The only thing I don't like about moving to South Dakota is the people we had to leave behind! I am not sure when I will be able to see her again and that sort of knocked the stuffing out of me!!
We dragged her all over the Black Hills. Here we are on my birthday at Bear Country USA. We were really wore out after she left. I know, at least for me, part of my exhaustion was emotional : (
I've finally gotten to play with my new Zig water color markers my husband kept from me until my actual birthday! giggles!! I never thought either of us would be able to wait LOL
I've found them super easy to use and while I have a lot of improvement to do especially where lighting and color matching are concerned I think the product is outstanding and I'm so blessed to own them!
For this card I masked off a diagonal for my stencil and then applied the Washi Tape and sentiment. Next I stamped my flower on water color paper, outline only, in Versamark and then heat embossed the image using Gold Embossing Powder. I colored the flower with my Zigs then fussy cut it out. I stamped two of the three step stamp process for the leaves with green ink on water color paper but for the final stamp I again used Versamark and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the leaves as well. I stamped some light sprigs of greenery directly on to the card face. : ) Finally I bumped up my flower with foam tape and tucked my leaves underneath.
I will enter this card in the AAA Cards: Game 66 WATERCOLOR!
Saturday I got to meet some new friends who are talented paper crafters! I will share more about our visit in my next post.
Thank you again, friends, for all the sweet birthday wishes both in your comments and in the "real live" cards that showed up in my snail mail box!!
I am well blessed!
Have a great day!
Beautiful Day stamps by Altenew
Zigs and Zags stencil by Penny Black
Sentiment from "Oriental" by Penny Black
Gold Washi Tape from Michaels