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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Watercolor Wednesday with Breathtaking Bouquet

By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

Today's featured project is the last card that was created with my first creative session with the amazing Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp (click here to read about the first card and here about the second card).  Watercoloring is my favorite coloring technique especially when using my aqua painter with my favorite ink colors.  Already having seen so many inspirations for this stamp set, I decided to close the door and start playing with it myself.

By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

The Stamparatus was used to stamp the large, detailed image with VersaMark onto Shimmery White cardstock (NOTE:  The wood mount stamp would be used upside down placing the cardstock on the top followed by a piece of scrap paper before running your hand completely over the image for complete coverage).  Thankfully, a second inking wasn't needed; however, if it was, the Stamparatus would have made that very simple to do!  Next, it was heat embossed with white embossing powder and then watercolored with Daffodil Delight (largest rose and smaller floral centers), Petal Pink (peonies), Melon Mambo (anemone), Old Olive (leaves), Mossy Meadow (shading for the leaves), Blueberry Bushel (forget-me-nots) and Pretty Peacock (eucalyptus type foliage)- of course, this flower lover is only guessing what these gorgeous blooms are!

By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

Originally, the background was intended as a card front full of inspiration for a card challenge; however, the elements weren't working completely with my mojo, so I did the unimaginable.....  I cut it... and then I die cut it!  Whew!!!  My creative mojo was overflowing with possibilities now.  You will see that I took some creative liberty and also flipped the blooms totally around to work for this card!   The die from Painted Labels Dies fit beautifully across the two thirds of the image. 

By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

Highlighting the peony blooms (in my mind's eye) was the focus for the card layout.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a piece of Old Olive card stock which was strategically placed to highlight the embossed edge die cut.   The Petal Pink layer was embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  The vellum overlay was added as an afterthought to highlight the softness of the blooms.

By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

The inside was designed to compliment the card front with similar layers.  The Positive Thoughts sentiment was stamped in Old Olive over the off stamped Petal Pink floral image.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's watercoloring project.  There's nothing like the feel of ink flowing under your fingertips.  Now it's time for you to get inky and have fun creating!

Have a blessed day!


By Angie McKenzie on this Watercolor Wednesday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the  Breathtaking Bouquet and Positive Thoughts Stamp Sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie #stamparatus #floralcards #anyoccasioncards #friendshipcards #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #breathtakingbouquetstampset #positivethoughtsstampset #cardtechniques

Do you love this project?

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INFO ABOUT THE FEBRUARY KIT:

Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive
                                                   
In the current Annual and Mini Catalogs, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) as you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    

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