Hello friends. Playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge today, where Ashley shows us how to watercolor with our cover plates. To be honest, after seeing Ashley's beautiful card, I wanted to make one EXACTLY like hers...it is that awesome! But, not having the tree cover plate nixed that idea right away! So I used my circles cover plate and am very happy with the way it turned out! Take a look:
I started by making my stencil with the cover plate and then water colored with my Aqua Painter and Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, & Canyon Clay inks. I should have taken a picture at this point so you could see how pretty the colors all blended together! I wanted to use the ferns and flower from Meadow Greens, but wasn't sure how they'd look right on top of my water colored background, so I stamped the ferns on a piece of vellum in Smoky Slate ink. Next I embossed in black my sentiment from Think Big Favorites: #24. Then I inked up the flower and leaf stamps and then spritzed them with water before stamping them on water color paper. I fussy cut them out and added them over the vellum. I cut off a bit on each side of the background and the vellum layer, and then attached them to my card base with thin strips of Scarlet Jewel card stock, so you wouldn't see the glue through the vellum. You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see a lot more of the detail.
Check out Ashley's gorgeous card and video, along with all the other entries right HERE.
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