I mentioned the other day I would leave my coral colors out for a few days of paper crafting and I'm back today with another water color!
Stampin' Up! retired Blessed Easter
You've probably noticed, I love to water color floral images. I rarely ink up a critter and even though I think they're cute and make great cards my favorites are floral and anything from the garden!
Using Canson water color paper I've inked my tulips with Jet Black Stazon ink to prep for coloring. I die cut the image first, to limit the coloring needed but that's rarely the case actually! Typically the inked image is colored before cutting.
Because I own more Stampin' Up! ink pads than Copic Markers or Distress Inks, I've used them for painting. I don't think they react with water as well as Distress Inks but they've gotten the job done! These pretty tulips are water colored with Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze and the greenery Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow. Pretty pretty yes?
The card base and background stamping are tone on tone to keep the Sympathy Card a little more reserved. Something Lacy background stamp is one I picked up from the Occasions Catalog. I think I'm ready to see it inked up in a darker shade like Blackberry Bliss soon!
Thanks again for dropping by and sharing my love of water colored plants!