What do you think of the card shown in the photo below? Somewhat striking, eh?
To create the background on which my diecut floral silhouette resides is incredibly easy. Misleadingly simple. Keep on reading, and I'll teach you how to do it!
The following two photos show the background a little closer:
Ready to give the "watercolor" background technique a try? OK then. Here goes.
I used a non-Stampin' Up! cardstock with pink flecks in it (you could use Very Vanilla)
Basic Black cardstock
Peekaboo Peach cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
You've Got This stamp set (page 101)
Flirty Flamingo ink
Peekaboo peach ink
Floral silhouette dies
Clear Block H
Water to spritz
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Adhere to this a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock, then on top of that a 3 3/34" x 5" piece of black cardstock.
You will be using a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of a non-Stampin' Up! cardstock with pinkish flecks in it. You could substitute this piece with Very Vanilla, however. Take the H block, which measures 4 7/16" x 1 5/8", and with the Flirty Flamingo ink pad, stamp directly onto the top half of the block, followed by the Peekaboo Peach ink on the bottom half. Mist this with water very lightly and stamp it onto the piece of cardstock, a bit left from center. Lift the block straight up. Let it dry.
When it is completely dry, spritz some water into the palm of your hand, then with the fingers of the other hand, dip into the water and flick droplets onto the inked portion. Do this as many times as needed to get the look you prefer. Let the water droplets dry completely.
Choose a floral silhouette die cut from black cardstock, and adhere it centered onto the inked area. Remember to use glue sparingly -- just dots of it.
In black ink, stamp the sentiment partially on and partially off the lower right portion of the inked area.
Add a few coordinating sequins to finish it off.
AN ADD-ON OPTION: If you don't have access to diecut silhouette floral stems, you could also substitute the diecut with an appropriate stamp in black ink. Stampin' Up! makes lots of this type of stamp. That would be equally as beautiful.
There now. Wasn't that technically taxing?
If you have any further questions about this -- or any other -- technique, please reach out to me!