Faux Watercolor Get Well Card

Sorry for the extended absence…I was away for a bit on vacation!  When I got back this week I needed a quick get well card (when do you ever have a lot of time to make get well cards?), so I pulled out one of the floral watercolor stamp sets I had purchased from Rubbernecker Stamps at a convention a few months ago.

I first inked the stems and leaves up with some Peeled Paint distress ink, colored over different areas of the inked stamp with a deeper green water-based marker, spritzed the stamp a few times with water, and stamped my image.  Then I repeated this process with the flower buds stamp using Worn Lipstick distress ink and ruddy red water-based marker.  The result is a watercolor-y look that’s just a little blotchy, but super quick to do and still pretty in a pinch.
I scored around the edges of my panel twice to create a nice border using my Scor-pal, added a sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and popped the entire panel up on top of a matching white cardbase.  Olive baker’s twine finished off the one edge.
Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear your comments!
Stamps Used:
     Florals – “Roses in Bloom” by Rubbernecker Stamps
     Sentiment – “Speedy Recovery” by Hero Arts