Hey, hi! I have one more card to share from the Simon Says Stamp June Rainbows release, using the Wildflower Fields embossing folder. My card is multi-stepped and layered (but not difficult to do) for a very dreamy, ethereal look. Let me show you what I did!
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I began by lightly misting an A2 sized card panel of watercolor paper and running it through the die cutting machine to emboss the lovely Wildflower Field design. The misting softens the fibers in the paper and allows it to more readily receive the impressions without tearing or fraying.
Next, I used the muddy, leftover colors in the lid of my watercolor paint palette and painted the design with very dilute shades of color, letting the paint highlight the design and settle into the cracks and crannies (of the flower petals for example) to further accentuate the embossed design.
I used a larger brush and didn’t take card to “stay within the lines” as it were, letting color overlap and extend into the background. Then once it was dry, I used some ink blending brushes to add subtle color to the background and also accentuate the high spots on the embossed design. The mix of dusty lavender on the flower petals and background, fades into the soft green towards the bottom.
Finally, I used a fine detail paint brush to add more paint to the stems and grasses, and some leaves to give some overall definition. I die cut the “thank you” greeting using the 3D Card die set, and adhered it and some clear raindrop embellishments to the card to finish it. I trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than A2 and matted it with a closely coordinating cardstock behind.
Supplies used are posted below and any purchases made through my links are very much appreciated. Did you know that there are individual galleries on the Simon website, each dedicated to a Simon release? For much more inspiration be sure to check out the Rainbows Gallery here. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!