February 14, 2018

Celebrate Today! - Hydrangea Cluster


Hello Crafty Friends! Iris here today with a card made using one of the new Whimsy Rubber stamps from the DoveArt line. This is one of my absolute favorites from the new line. It's called Hydrangea Cluster.



I stamped the Hydrangeas a few times onto Canson heavy weight (140lbs) watercolor cardstock with Distress Ink Antique Linen and colored using Daniel Smith watercolors. (see a list of colors used below). After the watercolors had dried thoroughly I fuzzy cut the Hydrangea flowers. The sentiment is from the Happy Headlines clear set by Deb Davis and was stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and then cut out. For the background I sponged Fossilized Amber Distress ink all over the cardstock, spritzed it with water for some more interest and let it dry. Then I used the Brick Pattern Stencil and Fossilized Amber Oxide ink to sponge the pattern. Using the Oxide ink in the same color as te background gives it a more saturated look and makes it stand out more. After the oxide ink was dry I applied Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel to add some structure. This gel goes on white and dries crystal clear for an awesome glass like 3D effect.



Here is a closeup on the Hydrangeas. I also added a few crystal dew drops. Kind of hard to see in the photo but looks really nice in real life.


Daniel Smith water colors used:

Sap Green
Undersea Green
Lunar Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
Indanthrone Blue

It was the first time for me working with the Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors and I have to say I am in love. They are super vibrant and a dream to work with. You can expect to see them used more often on my creations in the future.  


Whimsy products used:

Happy Headlines   Hydrangea Cluster   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)   Brick Pattern Stencil   Distress Ink - Mini Ink Pad Kit 3

Thanks for stopping by!

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