Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sending Big Hugs With The Ton

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!!!  Today I'm popping in with another for fun card (what the heck is going on here, free time for fun, say what?!) playing along with the February Challenge hosted by The Ton Stamps:

Today's card is quite a bit different from the one I shared on Saturday.  This time I've gone totally classic and romantic with a larger 5 x 7" watercolored card.

To create this card I started with Stratton Watercolor 140# Card stock. I heat embossed the large peonies image from the Sending Peonies Stamp Set twice with Gold embossing powder. I then used the wet on wet approach for adding my first layer of color.  Once this was completely dry I went back over the flowers with my Clean Color Brush Markers to add contrast and details.  Again I let this dry completely before stamping the sentiment with a Versafine Ink and added blue shading around the edges with a foam applicator and Distress Ink.  I had thought about adding sequins, but whenever I put them on the card it just didn't feel right, so I left it as is and reminded myself that sometimes less is more.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Wed. Challenge Fantastic Florals
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Leslie Germain said...

That card is beautiful!! Amazing flowers!!

Teresa Doyle said...

OH LISA! This is positively STUNNING! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! TFS!

Unknown said...

I love it!! it's so beautiful card!!

TaeEun said...

Beautifully colored! Love the blue blending around the peony cluster! It is a beauty without any embellishment! Thank you so much for joining us at The Ton Challenge!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!