I started out by placing a piece of Strathmore cold press watercolor paper inside an open box. I use sprays inside a box to help keep my work area clean. To create a colorful background, I used three Distress Oxide Sprays in Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, and Mermaid Lagoon. I worked in layers and then dried the piece with a heat tool (you could also let it air dry).
To add even more interesting areas to the background, I lightly sprinkled water and sprayed water onto the background. Then I sopped up the water using a paper towel. This left behind “water spots.”
For the main design of the card, I used the Outline Floral Frame die and the You’re Doing Awesome die. I cut both out of white cardstock. The large die cut frame was adhered to the watercolor piece using Gina K Connect Glue.
I also cut out a large vellum heart using the Nested Hearts dies. I adhered the greeting die cut to the vellum heart, and then onto the card using thin foam adhesive that I cut into tiny pieces to fit behind the greeting die cut.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the card video. :)