Hello, friends! On my quest to use up backgrounds I had previously made, I came across this lovely pastel watercolor panel. There’s still quite a few in my stash to choose from. The colors on this one, though, really spoke to me today. The stripes are so pretty, don’t you think?
Sadly, I don’t have photos of how I painted this. But, I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors in Pearl to add stripes of color on an already-wet piece of watercolor paper. That way, the paint blended beautifully all on its own without getting muddy. Did I mention that it has sparkles in it, too? It’s hard to get with a photo, but look closely – it’s SO pretty!
To start this card, I trimmed down the pastel watercolor panel to 5 1/4″ x 4″. I had an A2 sized piece of Bazzill cardstock in Date Swirl that matched quite nicely, so I matted the painted piece with it.
Then, to make it fit over the pastel watercolor piece and make room for flowers, I trimmed 1/8″ off the left and right sides, and about 3/4″ off the bottom. At this point, I also decided to flip the orientation of this piece to make room for the sentiment as well. Check out the photos below to see what I mean.
Now for the fun stuff – hot foiling! The sentiment I chose to use on this card is part of the For You Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set from the Stylish Script Collection at Spellbinders. I foiled it on the top right-hand corner in Gold using my Glimmer Hot Foil System and a Platinum 6 machine. It always comes out amazing!
Oh! If you have some foil transfer to a place you weren’t expecting, a white pencil eraser will clean it up in a jiffy. 😉
Next up, the flowers. These hot foil plates are from the Glimmering Layered Flowers plate and die set. I had several of these foiled in Gold on Neenah Solar White cardstock, just waiting for the perfect project. I adhered the white angled panel and arranged the flowers to try and hide the seam.
Then, it was just a matter of adding a little more sparkle and shine. I found a container of Spring Chick sequins from Simon Says Stamp, and they were perfect for flower centers! I used Multi Medium Matte to stick them in place.
Once everything was dry, it was time to adhere the finished panel to an A2 card base.
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