This is one of the cards we made at our monthly club meeting. It uses a technique that was really popular a few years ago. I am sure this technique has a name other than watercoloring but I can’t remember what it was called. In any case, it is still a lot of fun to do.
This beautiful rose is part of a stamp set called Rose Wonder. It has a set of matching Thinlits called Rose Garden although we didn’t use them for this card.
To make this first we stamped the rose stamp in Versamark on Shimmery White Cardstock and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. The Shimmery White Cardstock and a light sparkle to it and holds up to water better than regular cardstock. We put a drop or two of ink into the top of an ink pad and then used the Aqua Painters to watercolor it. The embossing lines keep the color inside so it doesn’t spread everywhere. My father used to grow the most beautiful roses. My favorite was called Tropicana. It was a coral and yellow flower so I used So Saffron and Calypso Coral ink for my rose. The leaves are Old Olive.