Sunday, 30 April 2017

Post 156: Floral Card

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a spring inspired card today :) This is an A2 size top folding card.  I was inspired by this beautiful card made by the awesome Vanessa Menhorn for W & W's Rerun No. 18 Challenge. I loved the design of her card, the frame and the placement of the flowers so I did my take on the same. 

Synopsis of the Process:

I took the watercolor paper and created a background with zig markers and an aqua brush by adding colors in layers to give a loose organic look. (It took a while till I was happy with it although a lot of it got covered up by the flower cluster). Then I die cut the water color panel and also green cardstock to form the scalloped frame. Both of these die cuts were adhered onto the cardbase. Then I stamped the greeting in versafine ink and heat embossed the rest of the sentiment onto a snippet of black cardstock. This was adhered to the card. Then on snippets of watercolor paper, I stamped flower and leaf images with versafine onyx black ink (I usually use archival ink since its water proof but I've noticed it doesn't stamp very well on watercolor paper since its very textured and I have to keep stamping again and again, in this case I wanted nice black outlines so I went with versafine and thankfully even after watercoloring, it didnt bleed :) ) Then the images were water colored with zig markers and an aqua brush and then fussy cut. Then these fussy cut images were organized into a cluster and adhered onto the card. In the end a butterfly from a pattern paper was also added to the card to tie in the spring theme and embellish the card. 

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- Wishing You with Evelin T Designs 
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- In Bloom: Renee's Leaves
3. Impression Obsession Stamp Set- Floral Duos 
4. Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Dies
5. Canson Montval Watercolor paper
6. Snippets of black cardstock and water color paper 
7. Leaf Green Cardstock 250 gsm
8. Tombow mono multi glue
9. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
10. Aqua Brush 
11. Versafine Onyx Black Mini inkpad
12. Versamark Watermark Mini inkpad
13. Zing Opaque White Embossing powder 
14. Homemade Emboss Buddy
15. Ranger's Heat tool
16. White cardstock 250 gsm
17. Papericious Whimsical 6 by 6 Pattern Paper (butterfly)

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:

I am playing along with:

W&W Rerun No. 18- The Big, The Bold and Extras (I didn't have this set, I was inspired by Vanessa's brilliant card to make my own version, was inspired by her card design)

W & W April Color Challenge with Heather H. 

Stamplorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party (There is a butterfly)

All Sorts Challenge Week 413- Embossing  (The sentiment is embossed)

HLS May Watercolor Challenge (The background and also the flowers and leaves are watercolored with zigs and an aqua brush)

Addicted to stamps Challenge #147 (flowers and butterflies)

Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 279-280

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed.


  1. Another real beauty Preeti and I really like the soft Spring colours, thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely cards with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Perfect Spring card. xxx

  3. Such a gorgeous card Preeti - lovely colours and a great design!


    Di xx

  4. A really pretty card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  5. Gorgeous card! I love your card design and color combo. Thanks for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.

  6. Absolutely beautiful. I really love how the background picks out the colours in the blooms. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS watercolor challenge ! Jenny x