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Tangerine Look for the Rainbows Beautiful Day

I've seen so many people doing beautiful things with no-line watercoloring. I tried a couple of times before and scrapped the attempts, they looked awful, but I watched a video that Debby Hughes did watercoloring a beautiful card with iris flowers and decided to give it another try. I noticed that she used a darker color to outline the petals and so that is what I did. She also goes back and adds additional layers. I'm not as patient as she is, I added a couple of layers. It's not perfect, I need to keep practicing, but I didn't throw it away.

I stamped the images I wanted to use with Distress Antique Linen onto some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I used colors from Karin Brushmarker Pro pens. I started by using the pen directly to the stamped flower, but that way way to harsh. So, I stamped again and scribbled the color on my glass mat and picked the colors up with a small watercolor brush. I started with a darker color at the base and then used a lighter color at the tip, adding a fair amount of water to get the two to blend together. I mixed brown into the orange red to get a darker color to outline the petals so you could see the definition between them. On then added a little red to the base of each petal. The last layer added a few flick lines to the petals. The leaves and stems were just two different colors of green. I outlined with the darkest and came in with the lighter to fill them in.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images. I adhered the stems to the flowers and then laid them out to determine placement. I die cut a panel of watercolor paper with a wonky rectangle and decided to give it a wash of light yellow color. When it was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Stampin' Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. I matted the panel with black cardstock and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers and stems, making sure there wasn't any foam where a flower overlapped another. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamp with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed white. It was cut down using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die and adhered in place with the same foam tape.

I had a spot were brown watercolor dropped onto my background and I could remove with water or a sand eraser, so I decided to add Copper Penny Crystal Drops to cover it up and scattered them around the entire front of the card. I add too many and didn't like the way it looked, so I decided to cover some of them up with sequins and liked the end result.


· Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows

· Altenew Beautiful Day

· Distress Antique Linen Ink

· Karin Brushmarker Pro: 209 Red, 051 Orange Red, 195 Amber, 201 Skin 2, 105 Henna, 281 Olive Green, 297 Curry, 216 Almond

· Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder

· Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper

· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

· VersaMark Ink

· Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

· Tombo Mono Multi Glue

· Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny

· Doodlebug Tangerine Sequin Mix

· Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins

· My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

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