I stamped the flower images onto a piece of Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock on the smooth side using Distress Ink Markers. The stamp had three layers and the first was stamped with Festive Berries and then Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs. The center of the flowers is stamped with Black Soot. You could also stamp this with the Distress Inks as well… but this is another great use for the markers. The leaves are stamped in Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. I created a soft wash behind the flowers using Stormy Sky. I scribbled the marker onto a clear block and applied it with a wet brush.
Once the inks were all dry I stamped the sentiment from Written in Watercolor using some Black VersaFine ink. Then I trimmed the panel to size. I created a white top folding card base and I added a piece of pattern paper from the Pebbles Happy Day 6×6 pad. I backed the image panel with a piece of Black cardstock and titled each panel and adhered them to the card front using some foam tape.
I wanted to bring in a little more black with any added sparkle so I added some Onyx sequins in 4 & 6mm sizes from Pretty Pink Posh. These sequins are great because they have a Matte finish and are perfect when you want a more subtle look. Tip: If your image is a bit splotchy after stamping onto the watercolor paper you can smooth it out with a damp water brush and it’ll give even more of a watercolor look.
Check out the video to see how I created this look.