We almost made it through another week. Hallelujah!
I'm really cutting it close with the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge so I'm going to get right to it.
Mind you I printed the image 3 days ago, watercolored it two days ago, and used my copics yesterday. Why did this card take so long? I have no idea. I thought you knew.
This image is from Make it Crafty. I bought it as part of the Spring Flower Digi Collection but you can get it separately. I have a few images from them which are super cute but I was happily surprised to see such gorgeous flowers. Yay! I also bought the Beautiful Flowers Digi Collection because they were both on sale. And I have no self control. You'll be seeing a lot more of these in the coming weeks I promise.
I printed the sunflowers out on water color paper. I watercolored the background with my Peerless Watercolors. Yes, my printer ink ran. I wet it with clean water and then blot it away. The second time I wet it there isn't any bleeding. It's kind of a pain but I don't mind because I love the look. I wanted the background to fade out but I have a hard time accomplishing that with my brush. My trick is after the background is dry I dab the edges with a wet baby wipe. It softens the hard lines really nicely.
After it was dry I colored the flower with my copics.
The sentiment is from the same collection. I printed it on vellum and heat embossed it in black. Let me share a secret, printing on vellum leaves you with two choices of torture. Door #1: Work around your wet sentiment while trying to build your card and not smear the ink because this stuff takes eons to dry on vellum. Maybe not eons but I'm pretty sure my toddler definitely would have been in college. Door #2: Heat emboss it. Vellum is notoriously static prone and you can't prep your area with a static tool because it's wet so you painstakingly brush off EVERY.SINGLE.STRAY. because there is no covering up stray embossing on vellum. These are your choices. Pick your poison.
I mean, I suppose, you could have some forethought and print your sentiment the night before and let it dry but who crafts like that?!
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