Hi everyone! Happy Monday!
You may or may not remember me. I’m Taheerah, and I used to post cards on this blog.
This may have escaped your memory as I haven’t posted anything in bloody ages.
Please forgive me for that. In my defence, I had a good reason. I’ve been working abroad on a weekly basis for the past two and a half months or so. Whilst I’ve been able to still make cards for DT requirements, everything else seemed to fall by the wayside a bit as my schedule (and energy levels) were pretty disrupted.
I’m back home now and eager to get back to a more regular blogging schedule – starting with this baby created all the way back in April (April!) as a part of a Guest Design post I did for WPlus9!
I’ve got a video for you showing exactly what I did. Watch below or check out the HD version on YouTube:
I was so excited to put the Modern Petunias and Petunia Builder sets to use – together! – for a couple of cards that showcase a basic watercolour technique that is sure to have you reaching for your brushes!
I started by stamping the outline petunias using Distress Inks. With an almost-no-line technique in mind, I chose ink colours that were in line with the base colours that the flowers would be, then used clean clear water to ‘pull’ colour from the outlines to create a first wash of colour! I watercoloured the petals individually, drying in between, so they could keep their details and definition.
Once my watercolouring was done, I took the solid centre images from Petunia Builder and stamped them with Wild Mango ink. Just that one stamp adds so much depth to the image! I decided not to stop there though, and added some further details, before fussy cutting out my images ready to use on my card!
I stamped my card base with the awesome Big Top Background – a really basic staple that every stamper needs! I stamped once with Fairy Dust ink, then a second time with Sea Breeze ink (stamped off once) for some extra definition. The MISTI makes techniques like this so easy!
I added a sentiment and some leaves from Modern Petunias, adding a light watercolour wash to the leaves, before splattering the background for some subtle shimmer. All that was left was to adhere my flowers in place with dimensional adhesive and add a sprinkling of sequins and I was all done!
I hope you’ve loved what you’ve seen here today, hopefully I’ve shown you that you don’t have to be a watercolour pro to make the most of these beautiful designs! My eternal thanks to Dawn for giving me a chance to guest for WPlus9 – it really was a dream come true!
Thanks for stopping by!