I had an urge to break out my watercolours and get some florals painted! I’m not sure how easily you can see in these photos, but the flowers spill out of an open envelope similar to the floral displays I see on Instagram in this style. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Watercoloured Flower Envelope
I started by stamping a bunch of flowers and leaves in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Pressed Watercolour card mainly using the Look For The Rainbows set from Simon Says Stamp with a couple of add ons from the Fabulous Florals set. I painted with Daniel Smith watercolours and then fussy cut out.
I foam mounted a Mini Cream Envelope on a card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card and then tucked all the flowers into the open envelope using foam adhesive to keep everything in place.
For the faux wax seal, I melted Antique Gold embossing powder into a little puddle by adding a dot of clear embossing powder to my craft mat and sprinkling a tiny amount of embossing powder on top. This keeps the powder in place while heating it and then slowly, I added more and more embossing powder to the hot melted puddle. I then pressed this antique thistle seal into the molten powder, left it for a moment to cool slightly and then lifted it away. I left the seal to fully cool and then peeled off my craft mat and attached to the envelope over a twine bow with glue dots.
The thistle seal is a family heirloom. My great aunt used to teach violin at St Andrews University here in Scotland, and this was her seal.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D