A lone, simply watercoloured botanical is one of my all-time favourite card designs. The new Summer Roses set from Gina K Designs and Simon Says Stamp is a stunner and part of the recent Let’s Connect release from Simon Says Stamp. There’s a blog hop today to celebrate the new release, and you can find details of that below. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Stamp a flower from the Summer Roses set in a water-reactive ink such as Antique Linen Distress Ink on Fabriano Artistico watercolour card.
- Watercolour – I used Daniel Smith paints.
- Deepen the shadows and nooks and crannies with coloured pencils. My preference is Faber Castell polychromos.
- Stamp the large hello greeting from the set in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Antique Gold embossing powder.
- Stamp a coordinating greeting from the set in Versamark ink on Black card and white heat emboss. Trim to a skinny strip and adhere with foam adhesive.
- Trim the panel to fit on an A2 card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card.
- Embellish with Fairy Wings and Sugared Almond Nuvo Crystal Drops and a Spring Flowers sequins.
A simple botanical on a kraft card base has a vintage feel to me and one which I connect with after looking at many botanical textbooks while at University. However, it started before then in reality. As a family, when I was a child, we used to go on long dog walks, and my parents brought identification books for plants and birds with us. I was bought up flicking through these books whenever we found a new and exciting flower to identify.
To go with the vintage feel, I chose a colour scheme of dusky pinks and muted greens. The Antique Gold embossing powder supports the theme too. I like the heat embossing over the top of the rose. However, this Summer Roses set does come with a matching die, so if you are apprehensive about heat embossing over your watercolour then to heat emboss on some Ivory card and die cut would be a great alternative.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Let’s Connect release. Hopefully, you’ve joined me here today from Laura’s blog, but if not, then a great place to start is Simon’s blog. As with all good hops, there are giveaways and offers!
- Simon are giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from comments left. They’ll choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 12th of August.
- Use code GLUE with purchases to get a free Gina K Designs Dot Runner. Offer valid while supplies last or until 09 August at 11.59 pm ET.
Now it’s time to hop on over to …
Simon Says Stamp Blog
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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