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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Watercolor flower card

Today I am sharing fun with watercolors. This background was made over the 4th of July weekend. I made several and let my 8 year old twin cousins make the rest. They went thru 30 sheets of watercolor paper. Since I knew that would probably happen, I brought a cheap watercolor paper pack from Walmart. CTMH carries amazing watercolor paper, but I didn't want any to be wasted should water get spilled. I will share the video I made to show step by step how a background like this was made in a future post. I did several videos but had a super busy week and weekend with no time to edit and post.
The main stamp set I used is Blossoming Expressions
I stamped a bunch of these detailed only flowers on watercolor paper with black memento ink . Then I lightly painted one coat of my CTMH watercolor using little paint and a very wet brush to fill in. After it dried I went back with less water and lots of paint on a few areas to give a highlight. That is all I did. Super easy and I will make a video to show this too in another video. This stamp set is unfortunately on the retired list and I really love it. I will try to show a few more things with this stamp set before it retires 7/31/16. Get it while you can!
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Here is the card that I made after cutting out all those flowers!
The background paper is a  technique called watercolor smooshing and it has some splattering on it too. The sentiment "You are Fabulous" came from the CTMH stamp set Tickled Pink . I added one of the vellum flamingoes from the Calypso complements pack.  
For the inside I used a watercolored flower from the January past stamp of the month that is now retired. I like the finishing touch it gives without taking up room for greeting.

Here's the links to all other CTMH products used

Not shown but used is a ziplock bag to smoosh. I will be getting the step by step video up soon. Get your watercolor set ordered with other supplies listed and you will be all set to make these fun projects with me! Thank you for stopping by. Please contact me with any questions or comments. I will be quick to reply and happy to help. I'd love for you to recreate these at home. It is fun with or without kids and I did this outside on a hot day and it was a blast!!! Visit my CTMH website to shop anytime: www.frommtheheart.ctmh.com 
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