Technique Tuesday April Anemone Card

Hello friends, I’m back to share a card with you, made using a beeeeeyouuutifullll stamp from Technique Tuesday! The Anemone Stamp Set is April’s Greenhouse Society Club Kit and can be purchased with a coordinating die set.

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Every so often a flower stamp is so lovely, graceful and elegant, that it must be used to create art! And for me, that usually that requires watercolor paint!

I stamped the flower once onto masking paper and cut it out. Then I started building the flower arrangement onto a piece of watercolor cardstock, stamping one bloom, covering it with the mask and stamping a second bloom plus the three leaves included in the set.

I stamped with pale grey ink so that I could paint in a “no-line” coloring style. I used my paint palette that is a mix of my favorite shades of Daniel Smith and Winsor Newton tube paints, but kept a very muted palette of greens, grey and tan/brown.

Painting white flowers can be a bit tricky. They don’t need color, as much as an absence of color, but then how to you show the shape and definition? I did that, by painting each petal separately, filling in the shape with clean water, then layering a pale grey wash in the shadows and then, once the petals were dry, going back with a fine liner paintbrush to add a few lines back.

The outside shape of the flower is defined by the colored background, and even though I kept that pale too, the difference in color is enough to let the flowers stand out.

The flower centers were painted with a very fine liner brush, adding back the lines of the stamp that were left indistinct in the stamping. The leaves are all painted with varying layers and shades of grey green.

When everything was dry, I added paint speckles and then stamped and heat embossed a greeting from the Technique Tuesday Find Beauty stamp set. To embellish and finish the card, I added a simple narrow strip of patterned paper from the Simple Stories paper pad call Hip Hop Hurray.

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