Technique Tuesday Calla Lily Cards

Hello, hi! Things have been a little upside down lately, between COVID-slowed shipping and my temporary re-location to our cottage at the lake in Canada, so these projects are coming at you a bit later than usual. I hope that’s ok!

I made two cards with the June Greenhouse Society stamp and die set, the first featuring the Calla Lily with the bow, and the second, featuring the bow alone.

For the Calla Lily card, I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Canson watercolor paper because I wanted to color the cards with watercolor pencils.

This continues to be one of my favorite ways to color stamped art because it produces a lovely smooth image without the stress of blending paint during a “wet time-window” and it allows me to create a more precisely shaded image. I stamped and colored the bow separately, then die cut it and 2 more layers of cardstock to stack behind before adhering it overtop the stems. I stamped a sentiment from the Calla Lily set and die cut the rectangle panel using a stitched rectangle die.

I adhered the stamped, die cut panel overtop of two coordinating pieces of patterned paper from the MFT Painted Prints Citrus 6×6″ paper pad.

I stamped the bow card on Canson watercolor paper, with Versafine Onyx Black ink as well and colored the bows in all the colors of the rainbow, then painted the pencil pigment to blend the paint with a water brush.

I felt like it needed a little more when I finished the coloring and painting so I added black marker dots all over. Then I stamped two of the sentiments from the Life in Progress stamp set also from the Greenhouse Society club. I stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with Vintage Pearl embossing powder to more closely match the color of the watercolor paper.

I die cut the sentiments with a stitched circle die and adhered it to the stamped card panel. I completed the card with an assortment of enamel dots in a few sizes and colors.

The Calla Lily stamp and die set is the June 2020 release for the Greenhouse Society which is one of four different clubs you can subscribe to, guaranteeing you a cute new stamp and die set each month at a lower price than purchasing individually. You can check them out here.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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