The new Stampin’ Up! Colors are so amazing. I love them all. I realized I haven’t created a vintage card in awhile. That’s probably because my favorite color collection right now is the Brights. They’re so beautiful and when I see them all together, it just makes be happy.
I decided to do a watercolor card today with the Stamparatus and Watercolor Paper. I chose the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, because I haven’t used it in awhile and I love it.
I started by inking the outline (larger image) in Pineapple Punch Classic Ink. I inked the stamp, spritzed a bit, then closed the Stamparatus. Then moved the stamp and repeated. Of course, it didn’t look like much yet. Mostly it was a big yellow blob. But keep going!
The next step was to add the smaller image. I inked in Mango Melody (one of my new favorites!), then spritzed and stamped on both images. Mango Melody is one of the Brights colors, and Pineapple Punch is also very bright. How can this be vintage? Ah – a vintage wine makes everything better. I turned the smaller stamp a bit, then inked with Merry Merlot. Perfect! The final touch was to add Early Espresso centers to the sunflowers.
For the leaves, I used Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron. I love the way they turned out, but the card still wasn’t vintage enough. I added a few flourishes from Timeless Textures in Gray Granite. Gorgeous!
I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow, then sponged all the edges of the Watercolor Paper layer with Crumb Cake. I had already decided there would be another layer between the stamped layer and the card base, so the Watercolor Paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″. It’s layered to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Mossy Meadow, then to a Crumb Cake card base. I started to add some ribbon, but, honestly, I really like it the way it is with no embellishments.
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