I used this beautiful little flower image from the set and water-coloured the petals with my aqua painter. I know you're not supposed to but I used it on Whisper White card stock and have found that as long as you keep the flow of water to a minimum, the card stock doesn't buckle. Practice makes perfect!
The Tempting Turquoise makes the flowers look very delicate and I love the way the water-coloured petals look when they overlap like this. The centres of the flowers were coloured quickly with the brush end of a marker and then dark dots added with the fine end of another marker.
Here's how to make the card:
- Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold it in half to make a card base.
- Stamp a garland of flowers running randomly from the top right to the bottom left corners of the card front.
- Squash the lid of the Tempting Turquoise ink pad against the ink while it's closed, then open it to reveal a pool of ink in the lid. Use this to colour in the petals of the stamped flowers using an aqua painter. Be careful not to use too much water or the card stock will buckle.
- Stamp a sentiment in Pacific Point ink using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it's straight.
- Colour the centres of the flowers with a Certainly Celery marker and add dots with a Pacific Point marker.
- Curve the bottom right-hand corners of the card to finish.
Stamps: Growing Green, Party This Way (sentiment)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Certainly Celery and Pacific Point markers, corner rounder
I always feel the need to see what these things look like in other colours. Does anyone else have this problem?
I got to see what my card looked like in Peach Parfait with Cherry Cobbler accents... and then I was asked if I could please make dinner for my family. Honestly! You wouldn't believe the demands that are made of me!
There really is something very satisfying about making quick cards - you can get together quite a stash in a short space of time or just whip one up when required. I hope you enjoyed Three Minute Thursday today - thank you for popping in. I shall be back with more crafting tomorrow and I'll hope to see you then.
PS Can I just apologise for the terrible photos today... I don't know what's got into my Bad Camera! (What's that saying about a bad workman blaming his tools?!!)