This is the first card I've made since I had knee surgery! Yay! I almost feel 'normal' again. Yep, I've been getting my retail therapy on the last few weeks so I have lots of new stamps and dies to play with. Here's one of them....
I love the size of this stamp, it's large enough to take up an entire card front. This is from Penny Black called Blossom Branch. I went back to an oldie but goodie technique and colored the stamp with markers. I have Memento brand. I spritzed the stamp hoping for more of a watercolor effect but didn't have much luck moving the ink so I just filled in the bare spots with the markers.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink which I love to use when I'm using watercolor paper because I know I can still get a crisp image on the textured paper.
I used Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and Gilded Embossing Powder for the dots. I used two sets of dots, one is from the Hello Lovely set from Concord & 9th and the other is from the MFT set that the sentiment came from. I bought this set on a FB group sales page so I'm not sure of the name.
To finish it off, I put some gold washi tape down the side of the card base and trimmed my watercolor paper layer to fit.
It's so great to be back at this. I hope you like my card and please stop by again soon.
Thanks and have a great day!