My card today was inspired by this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!
It is also my very first time making a square card – how FUN!
Watercoloring isn’t my strength nor my go-to technique, but I thought I’d give it a try with the beautiful At Home With You Bundle (using the catalog as my inspiration – pg 54).
I first cut my card base from Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 5″ x 10″ (scored at 5″). I cut a pattern from the Wood Textures DSP to adhere to the card front.
I cut a square out of Watercolor Paper to create my scene. I stamped the door and the outlined flower image (on a separate piece) in Archival Black ink.
I used an Aqua Painter and Real Red ink for the inside and Crumb Cake ink for the outside of the door. I colored the flowers using Smoky Slate (pot), Old Olive (leaves), Real Red (flowers), and Daffodil Delight (flowers). I cut them out using the coordinating At Home Framelits. I also colored in Smoky Slate ink around the door and darker underneath the flower pots.
I matted the watercolor paper on Real Red cardstock. I adhered a banner of Old Olive cardstock to the back of the watercolor paper and adhered it to the card. I then stamped the ribbon on the door, the wood sign, and “thanks” in Archival Black ink and colored it in using Crumb Cake. I cut it out using the same At Home Framelits.
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