Meet Hello Friend.

This beautiful stamp is by Colorado Stamp Company called Missing You Peony.

It is one of those stamps that is a must have, at least for me it is.

This card is up on the Scrap’n Stamp Blog today, as well as here. This is one of those cards that is easy, a few supplies, the rest is stamping and for my card, watercolouring.

First I stamped the whole stamp on photocopy paper to begin with so I could cut out pieces to use for masking. I wanted my card to be smaller than the 6 x 6 inch size it comes in, I decided on 4.5 x 4.5 inches panel for the stamped portion.

In order to accomplish this I could not use the leaves included on the stamp, so I used petals from the flowers as leaves, keeping them trimmed so you really don’t notice that they are not “proper leaves”.

For the card panel I am using Arches 140lb Cold Press watercolour paper. In my Misti I arranged the stamp where I wanted it, then put in a piece of 6 x 6 inch watercolour paper and trimmed the piece down to where I wanted it to be. This also allowed me to pick the petals I wanted to use as leaves.

Masking off the “leaves” I stamped the rest of the stamp using Ranger Archival Vibrant Fuchsia ink. Removing the leaves mask and putting on the “flowers” mask I stamped the leaves with Ranger Archival ink in Olive. This would ensure that when I watercoloured the shadows would stay. The next time I stamp using this Peony I will do a no line watercolour to see the difference.

For the watercolouring I used my Zig Clean Color Brushes in 2 colours only, the Dark Pink and the Olive. To get the lighter shades I watered it down.

When everything was dry I attached my panel to a vibrant pink mat along with an olive mat, then attached the piece to a pale green card base. This is one of those cards that had to have a coloured base, all else failed miserably.

On a piece of left over Arches watercolour paper I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Glorious and attached to the card using foam squares. You don’t want the sentiment to fall in the flower, so a dark panel is needed but not the pink of the flowers. The Glorious colour works perfectly with my colours.

And to finish it off I added some Nuvo Crystal drops around the card for a bit of glam.

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