Aww, Perfect Plum - how I loved you combined with Mellow Moss (now retired) and Very Vanilla. That being said, I was excited to try Perfect Plum with Mint Macaron. Love it!
I was in the mood to break out the Watercolor paper and get all artistic. Ha!
The background is a wash of Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand with a little splatter of Perfect Plum. Tip: Pick up ink with your Aquapainter and tap it to get some random splatter. You may want to practice on scrap paper first!
The flowers are stamped with Perfect Plum ink on Watercolor paper and then colored with an Aquapainter. I added depth to the center and edges by using a Perfect Plum marker and a touch of white in the centers was done with my White Chalk Pen. The same method was used for the leaves with a touch of Sahara Sand ink as well.
My sentiment was stamped directly onto the background but truth be told, the "Have a beautiful" birthday part didn't stamp very well so I just stamped it on a scrap of Watercolor paper, cut it out with my Snips, and adhered it right over my mistake.
This was one of those cards that gave me great joy because my first love will always be watercoloring :)
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Watercolor paper
Card stock: Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Other: Aquapainter, Pansy Punch, Chalk Pen, dimensional
Come play with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary - we love to see what others create!