Hello WaffleFlower friends! Norine here and I’m delighted to be here with you today as a guest designer for Waffle Flower Crafts! I have two cards to share, made from the Bouquet Builder stamp and die set, with slight variations between the two.
I began by stamping the trailing floral vine stamp twice onto watercolor papers cut to an A2 card size. On the first, I stamped with Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen) and on the other, I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamping a few of the leaves and individual blooms as well.
On the distress ink stamped watercolor paper, I painted with watercolor paints and a brush. Because the ink is so pale and water-influenced, when I painted over it, it almost faded into the paint color itself. The effect I was going for was no-line coloring. For the greens, being mindful to stick to blues and yellows, I just mixed up the leftover paint colors on my paint palette. I often do that because I find it to produce such interesting shades of neutral colors. And I love how they dry so artistically. Then I painted the flower petals. After everything was all dry, I remixed the same leftover puddles of colors and daubed very dilute paint all over the background to create that soft, coordinating backdrop. After it was all dry, I used Copic Multiliner pens to add back some loose, scribbly-outlines to the flowering vine as well as some additional tendrils. I used the Heartfelt Thanks stamps from the Lotus stamp set to add the greeting, splattered more of the same paint colors all over and finally assembled the card, adding some coordinating enamel dots at the end.
For the second card, I stamped with Versafine black ink as mentioned above. Using most of the same paint colors as on the first card, I filled in the flowers, leaves and vines with watercolor paint. I splattered the ink drops all over, then die cut the individual leaves and blooms with the matching dies, and glued them together after creasing each petal and leaf. If they appear to have foam tape dimension, it’s actually just the folding and massaging I did before glueing everything together with glue dots. I gave the background the same sort of very-dilute-wash as the first card, using all the same paint colors. This time I used the Lotus "Happy Birthday" stamp sets to stamp the greeting, added coordinating enamel dots to the flower centers and background to finish. In each case, the card panel was trimmed down by an 1/8th" all around and mounted on coordinating burnt umber colored cardstock.
Thank you to Waffle Flower Crafts for the invitation to be a guest designer and to you readers for stopping by to check out what I’ve shared! Have a wonderful day!
WFC172 Bouquet Builder 1 Combo (flower & leaves)
271172 Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set (flower & leaves)
310212 Bouquet Builder 1 Matching Die (flower & leaves)271041 Lotus Stamp Set (sentiment)