Watercolor Flowers for a Friend

Happy Summer everyone! Can you believe how quickly 2016 is speeding along? Sometimes in the hustle and bustle-crazy speed of life these days, we need to take a moment out to breath and do something to recharge our souls. For me, watercoloring is just the ticket....Today I'm sharing a card I watercolored and paired up with the bright and cheery colors from the Pop Tones line of cardstock.

I started by heat embossing random stamping of flowers from one of my stamp sets. I used white embossing powder that will resist the watercolor. I used Strathmore watercolor paper for the base; beginning with a piece larger than I needed so that I'd have some excess to tape down and cut off when I'm done painting.

Using my Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush, I colored in the flowers with one of my favorite color combos - orange and purple. I trimmed down the finished watercolor card front to 4 x 5 1/4 and added it to a card base made from Pop Tones Orange Fizz.

For my sentiment, I continued the white heat embossing on a piece of Grape Jelly cardstock, again from the Pop Tones line. I love how this card came together and that I was able to give myself some quiet time to make it and now I can get it in the mail to someone special!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting, Amber

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