Sunday, February 2, 2020

Little Ladybug- Sympathy

It is amazing how the tone of a card can be completely changed by the colors we use.  For the "I Love You" card, I used nice pink cheery hues.  However, for this sympathy card, I used earth tones which are more comforting and peaceful.  It is still the same image and the same watercolor method but a different feel to it.

(For those that did not see, on Jan. 31, 2020 I posted an I Love You card using the "Little Ladybug" cling hostess set from Stampin'Up®.)

For this card, I used Mango Melody for the card base, Stampin'Up®. watercolor paper,and Basic Black cardstock.  
I took the large flower from the Little Ladybug Cling hostess set and stamped it in Versa Ink and used Whisper White Embossing powder.  I heat set it with the Stampin'Up®. heat tool.  Once it cooled down, I took my Aqua Painter (which I absolutely love) and used ink from my Mango Melody ink pad (which I stamped on a plate and added a tiny bit of water to) and watercolored my flower.  The stem is done in Granny Apple Green and the flower centre is Early Espresso.
The background is a seriously watered down Coastal Cabana ink. The secret to watercolor is loose strokes and not overthinking.

I like to save left over pieces from watercolor paper that I have cut off from other card projects. That is what I have used here to cut out the "Sympathy" sentiment.  It is actually the edge piece of a card that I did not like the look of.  It looks great here though (It is a mixture of yellows and greens from the Stampin'Up®. ink Brights Collection, in case you are interested.)

Thanks for popping by and checking out my blog.  I am Lisa McDonough an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator, Canada. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours. Just drop me a line and I will contact you.  Have a great day.
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