Regarding Dahlia set. So big and pretty! If you follow my blog you also know that I love my Aqua Painters. So, I had to combine the two.
At first look I thought it would be hard to do because the petals of the stamp are somewhat small and there are a lot of them, but I actually found it to be really easy. Here is what I did. First I inked up the stamp with Rose Red (I am loving Rose Red with Mossy Meadow by the way!). I stamped on watercolor paper.
Here is the end result. I sometimes did add some extra ink from the lid of my stamp pad to make some petals a little darker, but mostly I just relied on the ink from the stamped image. I love the dark and light shades I got with these petals. Next I sponged the edges with crumb cake and even used the aqua painted and some crumb cake ink to add a bit of shadow around the flower.
I used a post-it note to mask the flower, then stamped the swirls from the "Everything Elenore" set.
The bumpiness of the watercolor paper can make stamping tough, but I just went over the swirls with my aqua painter and they ended up looking great!
I stamped the "Hello, You" onto watercolor paper, and then punched it out with the Artisan Label punch and sponged the edges. I added some Mossy Meadow Ribbon strips behind the label.
Hope you like today's card! And I hope I've inspired you to get out your Aqua Painters!
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