I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far. I thought I would pop in to share a card featuring my favorite set from our June 2015 Release - Happy Mail.
Joni did such a wonderful job on this set. I just adore the sweet little critters and they just begged to be watercolored.
I also tried the Winsor & Newton Watercolor Marker Pad for this card. I really liked the bright white color of this paper. And at 140 lb, it holds up great to lots of water and is a great weight for a card base as well. The price is only marginally cheaper than the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper though. Tim Holtz comes out to about $.30 a sheet. And if you get the 9x12" pad from Winsor & Newton, you can cut (4) 4.25x5.5" panels from each sheet giving you a total of 60 panels at $.28 a panel. So if you like the Tim Holtz paper, but want a larger size, this is a good option.
To watercolor my images, I used the same technique as I did here. I stamped my images in Frayed Burlap Distress ink, stamping off onto scratch paper once before stamping onto my project. I used Frayed Burlap to watercolor the bear with a little Tattered Rose on his cheeks and inside of his ear. The butterfly was watercolored using Spiced Marmalade for the winds and a little Vintage Photo for the body. I used Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive for the grass and Tumbled Glass with Stormy Skies for the sky. I wanted to keep all of the colors a little on the muted side to play up the vintage vibe.
The sentiment and butterfly trial were both stamped full strength in Vintage Photo. And I just mounted the panel to a white card base with foam tape. Super simple.
Hope you liked today's card and thanks for stopping by!