Thursday, August 11, 2016

Potted Flowers Friend Card

I love to build scenes with my Art Impressions stamps.  The stamps come in sets, and you can mix and match, and use them any way you like.  They are made to create little vignettes using the stamps with markers.  In my card today, I created a scene of potted flowers......
In real life, the trellis panel is the same color as the card.  It did not photograph well.
The card took it's own direction, and is nothing like I had envisioned when I had finished my stamping.  I originally created the potted flowers in the bottom right corner of my watercolor paper, and intended to just add a verse and some watercolor background.  

I'm not sure what happened between the finished stamping, and the finished card!

To create the scene, I used Art Impressions stamps, and Tombow markers.  The pot was stamped first, then watercolored with color from the markers rubbed onto a palette, then used as watercolor.  For the flowers, I used the markers on each individual flower and foliage, and arranged them in the pot the way I wanted them.  Each element was inked, then stamped onto the arrangement at least five times, creating dimension and depth. This technique is demonstrated beautifully in the YouTube video Watercolor the Art Impressions Way.  Bonnie really does a great job of showing how to build up the scenes, and how to use the stamps.

I used my Spellbinders circle dies for the image, and my Impression-Obsession die152-N with glitter card stock for the border piece behind the image.   I embossed friend, from Printworks friendship and flowers set, onto a scrap piece of card stock.

The little 'sprinkles' are the middles of the trellis background.  I just glued them around here and there for interest.

I hope you will take a few moments to look up this technique on YouTube.  It really is very fun, and there are so many possibilities.  I am addicted!

This card is for these challenges:

Art Impressions - Challenge 190 Glitter/Shimmer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Go Wild (wildflowers)

Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes

Sunday Stamps - Sketch 132    
Thanks for stopping in today.





  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  3. Awesome job! This is fabulous. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  4. This is beautiful! Your flowers look amazing! Thank you so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


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