Hello, everyone! It’s Melissa today sharing a clean & simple celebration card! I used watercoloring on my card to play along with this month’s watercoloring challenge, sponsored by Honey Bee Stamps.
I used white cardstock as the card base and watercolor paper for the main panel. The main panel was watercolored with yellow ink and splattered with a very small amount of black ink. After this dried, the sentiment was stamped in black ink. I ran the panel through a Cuttlebug three separate times, applying the little stitched lines that you see coming from the chevron heart. These stitched lines are from the Build-A-Bee die set! They’re actually little flight paths for the bees in the coordinating stamp set, but I figured they’d work well to add a little stitched embellishing to the design! The heart is an older Hero Arts stamp from my stash and it was inked up with black ink before being fussy cut and popped up with foam adhesive. Three little gold star sequins were added as embellishments and then the finished main panel was mounted on a piece of black cardstock and attached to the card base using more foam adhesive. To finish the design, I added a little sparkle to the sentiment with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.
I love how vibrant this card turned out! When I started this design, I really had no idea how it was going to end up. I’d grabbed the heart first and knew I wanted to include a watercolored background, but beyond that, it all just came together as I went along! Whew!
Remember to play along with us in the May Watercoloring Challenge! You have until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, May 29, to link up and have a chance to win the prize from Honey Bee Stamps!
Until next time, happy stamping!