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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Watercolor Dahlia

I saw a beautiful picture of a pink and yellow dahlia, so I thought I’d try a little multi-color water coloring with my Regarding Dahlias stamp set. Water coloring is so simple with the Aqua painter! With Whisper White card stock you need to be careful to not saturate it, as it really wasn’t meant for water coloring. Watercolor paper works SO much better (but I like that this paper is smooth), and you can really take your time and add some great depth with watercolor paper. The dahlia that I saw was very soft in color, so that’s what I went for here. Unfortunately it turned out a little to yellow for my liking. If I would have used watercolor paper, I would have been able to add more color…next time!

I started by stamping the dahlia with StazOn ink. I lightly washed the entire flower with So Saffron ink and my Aqua Painter. I went back and added Blushing Bride to the petals, blending it into the Saffron. I added a sentiment, and then embossed the bottom portion of the card stock with the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder.

To get a perfect little knot, I used two separate pieces of ribbon; one to wrap around the card, and a small piece to tie a knot.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Regarding Dahlias, Four You
  • Paper:
    • Blushing Bride card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    • Basic Black card stock - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Whisper White card stock - 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Jet Black StazOn
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Big Shot Die-Cutting machine
    • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
    • 1/8" Black Taffeta ribbon
    • Aqua Painter

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