Saturday, April 9, 2016

Watercolored Dahlias With Kara

Good Morning! It's Kara, back again to share a project featuring a favorite of mine from this month's release. I know by how fast this set sold out of the WPlus9 Shop that it's one of your favorites too: Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlia!

I started by stamping this image in Versamark ink onto watercolor paper. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I started to add color by first wetting a small area and then dropping the distress ink into the desired area. I layered in 3 colors of green for the leaves to add variation, as well as a few shades of reds and oranges for the flowers. Once that was dry, I went in and added a bit of water on the background and painted on the blue distress ink. I had a lot of fun with this. Most of time I'm too impatient, but I really tried to allow areas to dry and then go back in with some more color. I love how it turned out!

When all of my watercoloring was dry I die cut the panel with the Sunshine Layers Die. I prefer to die cut after I paint because the pressure from the die cutting machine helps to flatten any warping from the water. I love to use black on my cards as a bold accent. Here I've used black cardstock to die cut the new Happy Wishes Words Die. I've also added a secondary sentiment from the Dahlia set to finish it off.

I can't wait to start seeing you use this set! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project, along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your watercoloring is just gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous, Kara!!! I can't wait to get my stamp delivered!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!

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  3. This is fantastic Kara! Absolutely adorable.

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous card, and I love your watercoloring! The background looks like such fun! Beautifully done and so inspiring! Hugs!

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  5. So beautiful! Love the colors with the contrast of the black!

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  6. So beautiful! Just love the soft colours!
    Do drop in and play Paru's Card Making Challenges ..'Anything Goes' April Challenge.
    http://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.in/2016/04/april-challenge.html

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  7. Beautiful design Kara! The softness of your flowers with the bold black sentiment and mat are a perfect pairing!

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  8. Absolutely awesome water coloring, Kara!

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  9. Beautiful card!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  10. This is beautiful! Love the color variations you got in your flowers & leaves. ~ Andrea

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  11. This card is so beautiful!! The coloring is amazing and colors are stunning!

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