Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Caly Person in the latest edition of Crafty with Caly! Read on and be INSPIRED as Caly makes this gorgeous Springtime Slimline Floral Thank You card!
Hello, Friends! Thanks for joining me today for a watercolor slimline card using the Spring Bouquets set from Simon Says Stamp! This 6” x 8” stamp set has two bouquets (the one I didn’t use is great for mini-slimline cards). I embossed the image I used to do quick(er) watercoloring for today’s card.
Embossing the image creates a raised edge between the petals of the flowers and foliage and helps me stay in the lines so I can focus more on the watercoloring process and less about being perfect with the outlines of the image. I have a video to share and I hope it helps you to see my process.
After watercoloring, I die-cut my image and set it aside to work on a background. I ink-blended some green, pink and, purple to coordinate with the Spring Bouquet image that I painted.
Daniel Smith Watercolors used: Sepia, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Rose, Sap Green, Hooker’s Green
I attached my watercolored image with foam adhesive over my ink-blended panel and splattered it with white paint to give it more interest. While the paint splatters dried, I worked on the sentiment.
I finished my card today by embossing the sentiment in white over black cardstock. I cut a straight edge along the bottom of the sentiment and fussy cut around the sides and top to get close to the letters.
I hope you like this simple card! The watercoloring can be intimidating for a lot of people, but embossing does make the process easier and is a great place to start if you want to give it a try. Thanks so much for visiting today!~Caly
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thank you to Caly for being our guest!