Technique Tuesday Pansy Card

Hello, hey! I have another Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society card to share – the Pansy stamp and die set from May. Yup I’m late….one day soon I’ll get caught up again! But this is a sweet one, too nice not to share and is still available in the shop sold separately from the monthly subscription plan.

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I began by stamping the image on watercolor cardstock with pale Distress Antique Linen – a color that shows up enough to paint by, but doesn’t provide an obvious outlined image.

I used the pale outline to guide my painting, using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paints, and painting loosely and without worrying about a realistic rendering. I tried that first. I wasn’t…..successful. So I did what I always do in the face of that challenge – I switch gears and go with loose and artsy!

Watercolor with pen and ink is one of my most favorite painting techniques, so when I was finished with painting the flowers and background, I came back with a fine liner pen and added back some outlines, taking liberty with the shapes and details.

I stamped two of the sentiments in the Pansy stamp set to create the greeting, stamping with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat setting with clear embossing powder. Then I tore one edge of a piece of patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom of the card panel before tying a single strand of thin green twine around it. The splatters are not paint this time, but are stamps in the Altenew Inky Bouquet stamp set.

I’ll be back soon with some June Greenhouse Society inspiration, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the other subscription options Technique Tuesday offers, from beautiful florals to punny Animal House to memory keeping stamp and dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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