Monday, July 27, 2015

Botanical Sketch Birthday Card

Linda Vich Creates: Botanical Sketch Birthday Card. The flowers and foliage of Tim Holtz's Botanical Sketch stamp are brought to life in this brightly watercolored card.Today I needed to create a birthday card for my sister-in-law's 65th birthday. I was in the mood for a little painting and I thought the Botanical Sketch from Tim Holtz would be wonderful for the front of her card.

I used my MISTI to stamp with Ranger Archival Ink onto watercolor paper. I heat set it and then proceeded to painstakingly paint it, using an Aqua Pen and several reinkers. It was truly a labor of love!

I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Basics using the Archival ink. Because I wanted the colors to really pop, I chose to adhere it to a thin Basic Black matte using Fuse Fast Adhesive. I adhered the matted stamp to a Bermuda Bay card base using Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I created a matte from the now retired Naturals White card stock. I used a fern stamp from Butterfly Basics to stamp with Old Olive around the edges of the matte. I stamped the sentiment using the Archival ink and then inked the edges of the matte in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

Linda Vich Creates: Botanical Sketch Birthday Card. The flowers and foliage of Tim Holtz's Botanical Sketch stamp are brought to life in this brightly watercolored card.

Linda Vich Creates: Botanical Sketch Birthday Card. The flowers and foliage of Tim Holtz's Botanical Sketch stamp are brought to life in this brightly watercolored card.

Linda Vich Creates: Botanical Sketch Birthday Card. The flowers and foliage of Tim Holtz's Botanical Sketch stamp are brought to life in this brightly watercolored card.



My only regret is that I somehow got a blob of ink where I shouldn't have but I think she will understand!
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2 comments:

Michelle Long said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! My coloring skills have never been that good, but you are brilliant at it- very nicely done.

Linda Vich said...

Michelle, you always leave me the loveliest comments! Thank you so much.