To start I smooshed distress inks in dried marigold, festive berries, and abandoned coral onto a piece of scrap plastic and then pressed it to a piece of watercolor paper. I repeated the process a few times until I had a soft background. Then I stamped the Bougainvillea cling stamp onto the paper and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder.
I watercolored the flowers with abandoned coral and festive berries distress ink and the foliage with chipped sapphire and black soot distress ink but realized quickly that I had applied too much color in my first layer and hadn’t given myself much room to go from there. So I switched to using copic markers to add some shading to the leaves and petals. I wish I could have finished the card with watercolors but it’s good to be flexible, right?!
Once my panel was done I trimmed it down to 4″ by 5.25″ and adhered it to a navy card base. I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things to Say Volume 2 heat-embossed with gold embossing powder on navy cardstock. Then I added a tangle of gold thread onto the back and adhered it to the panel with foam mounting tape. A few metallic gold sequins finished the card with a little extra sparkle!
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