This past weekend I had an hour long phone conversation with one of my dearest girlfriends. She moved away a few years ago, so my realtime talks with her are truly special. When she first moved, I sent her a card when she settled in. When I hung up the phone, I watched the rain fall outside, and thought about that card. I decided to revisit it, this time making it into a slimline card.
I used the umbrella from Hand In Hand stamp set. I stamped the umbrellas onto Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper, using Pinkfresh Studio Detail Black Hybrid ink.I used masks to cover the umbrellas I wanted to be in the front before stamping the other umbrellas. Once finished, I pulled out my watercolors, and started painting.
I stuck pretty close to the colors I used on my original cards. I was inspired by the colors from Jean Haines watercolor set, which is made by Daniel Smith. I haven’t purchased the set, since I do have several colors in my own collection. I used Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Purple, Amazonite Genuine, Phthalo Turquoise, Cascade Green, Sap Green, Lemon Yellow, and for a neutral, I used Shadow Violet.
Once I finished Painting, I splattered a bit of paint onto the panel, Then trimmed it down to 3.5 x 8.5 inches. I stamped a sentiment from Simple Things stamp set, and attached it to a card base.
You can watch my process by watching down below, or the link found HERE:
I am really glad I revisited this card. It brought back sweet memories of Colleen, and why I love her so much.
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