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Watercolor Fall Floral

Hi there and Happy October!  Jacquie here today with a Fall Floral card.  Floral cards are my favorite and I make a lot of them.  A floral card is always appropriate and you just need to change up the colors to be a bit more seasonal.

This card was made using the faux watercolor technique.  I love this because it always gets a "wow" reaction from the recipient of one of these cards.  It's relatively easy to do too!
I selected the stamp set from The Stamp Market called Watercolor Bouquet.  This set features a lovely assortment of solid florals...perfect for this type of card.

Let's get started!  First I stamped the different floral and leaf images in a random pattern on a piece of watercolor paper.  I used Distress ink.  (TIP: If you are having issues with the ink beading up on your stamp, use an eraser on your stamps to rough them up a bit.  The ink will stick better.)  After I stamped each flower and leaf, I used a water brush to make the stamped flowers and leaves more loose and organic looking.  After I stamped all the flowers and wet them, I dried with a heat tool.  I then added some details with more ink to give the piece a more vibrant look.  I also lightly brushed some of the ink off each flower and created a background with these colors.   I used the heat tool again to dry the piece.  

After everything was good and dry, I used Versafine Black Onyx ink to stamp the greeting.  I liked the card with just the stamped greeting, but I felt it needed a little more.  I selected the "Thanks" die from the WPLUS9 Basic Greetings die set, and cut it twice in black cardstock.  I glued the two die cut pieces together and put it on the card.  I finished it off with my favorite embellishment, a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

That's it for today, I hope you like it!


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