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Mother's Day Dahlias

Good morning!  Jess here with a cheery watercolored Mother's Day card using the new Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia stamp from WPlus9 and Mom+Me sentiments from Lawn Fawn!
Mother's Day Card
I started off by using my Mini Misti to stamp the Dahlia Bouquet twice on a piece of watercolor paper with versamark.  I offset it both times and used a larger section of the stamp for one side to give it more visual interest.  I heat-embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing glitter and then it was time to color!  I used six Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush to color the flowers.  The larger flower is colored with Carmine Red and the smaller flowers are colored with a mix of Carmine Red and Dark Pink.  The larger leaves are colored with Green, the smaller leaves with May Green, and the background with very watered down Cobalt Blue.  For the leaves and flowers, I added pigment to the paper and blended it out with a waterbrush.  For the background I scribbled a marker on an acrylic block and then picked up the color with a waterbrush.  Once everything was dry I added a layer of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter to the background.  
Mother's Day Card Close-upNext I stamped the sentiment from Mom+Me onto the watercolored panel and heat-embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing glitter.  I took a white card base and stamped 'Happy Mother's Day' from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set and heat-embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing glitter.  I added a twine bow and mounted the watercolored panel to the card base with foam mounting tape.  Finally I added a sprinkling of gold sequins for a little more sparkle!  Seriously, this Dahlia stamp is stunning!  I can't wait to color it again with different mediums or different color combinations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
-Jess

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