I created my card by first heat embossing my Stamp-It Australia Dreamy Daisies flowers with black embossing powder on Premium White Cardstock. Next I brushed watercolor paints across my stamp, as well as another piece of white card stock for the background. The watercolors will blend beautifully and the embossed image will resist the watercolors. When the paper was mostly dried, I put it between to heavy books so that the paper would dry flat. For the "Happy Birthday" sentiment (also from Dreamy Daisies stamp set), I embossed the image after coloring the paper, to see which technique I liked better - embossing before or after watercolors. I think painting after embossing stands out a little better.
To add texture, I added a this strip of burlap across the card. To pull it all together, I also added a burlap image on the background with Sheena Douglass Ageing Beautifully stamp set.
You still have two week to enter Crafter's Companion's April Flower challenge. You can interpret the challenge however you wish, just make sure you use a Crafter's Companion product to be eligible to win an online gift certificate to their store.
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Have a wonderful week!