Saturday, August 2, 2014

Loves Rubberstamps Saturday Inspiration Day: A Watercolored Sympathy Card

Hello and Happy Saturday all!  I have a watercolored card to share with you today! 

Here it is...

This is a sympathy card I made for a friend.  It features Contemporary Roses which is an MFT stamp set designed by Mona Pendleton.   This is such a gorgeous set and so versatile! When I first saw this stamp set, I thought it would perfect for this occasion!  I also thought the images from this set would look beautiful in watercolor so that's what I ended up doing.  For the roses and leaves, I decided to stamp them using some white embossing powder and then watercolored over them with my Koi watercolor paint set.  I cut out my flowers and then put them up on some dimensionals. I also added some Wink of Stella in clear to make these roses nice and shimmery.  For the background, I used some of my Tim Holtz distress inks mixed with water to give the background a watercolor effect.  I also took a small paintbrush and splattered it in random spots on my card for more interest. 

I really love using my watercolor paint set but also love how distress inks can also be used to give a watercolor effect which is just as pretty!

Here are the Supplies Used:
 Contemporary Roses - (Mona Pendleton Design) MFT
Peacock Feathers - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spun Sugar -Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Shaded Lilac - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry-Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



  1. Wow! Just... gorgeous. I love it. Wish you could come over (south coast of England, close, right? ;) ) and give me a tutorial!

  2. OMG! This is beautiful!! Love the Roses and that dp! The sentiment and the way you worked it in there, WOW!

  3. Beautiful card, I know your friend will appreciate it. I love your watercoloring and the splattering technique looks great

  4. So beautiful, Marcy -- these are the hardest cards to make, but I'm sure your recipient will just love this beauty ♥

  5. What a beautiful design for a sympathy card! Love the watercolor!

  6. Love this background. The colours are gorgeous...