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Year of Flowers Revisited...

Happy April Fools'!  But I'm not joking when I tell you that the Papertrey Sr Team is posting some new inspiration using the Year of Flowers stamp series.  We each selected a set from the series to create a new project with.  I selected my favorite...Roses.  

I used a very easy watercolor technique for my card today.  I used a similar technique on THIS card a few months back and I thought it would be very pretty paired with the rose images from this set as well.  


I love the way the ink colors blend together and create some interesting shades and textures!


I'm not kidding when I say it's easy...here's what I did.  

I stamped my rose and leaves onto watercolor paper using Versamark and then heat embossed the images with white powder.  After that I used just two colors of distress inks -- Peeled Paint and Fired Brick to sponge in the rose and leaves.  You do not need to be precise at ALL with this step.  Just put some color down in the areas you want it...feel free to go outside the lines!


Then just take a spray bottle and spritz it with water.  I used quite a bit of water on my project and it was pretty much drenched!  


Then, just lay it flat and walk away.  Really!  Just let it sit...let the colors bleed together and let it dry.  You might need to let it set overnight, or you could use your heat gun to speed the process if you're impatient.  That's all there is to it.  And the fun part is that each and every creation will be unique.  The inks will never blend the same way twice.  :-)

Now be sure to check out the other DT girls to see their Year of Flowers creations!

Melissa Phillips
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Nichole Heady
Maile Belles 

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