Watercolour backgrounds are tricky with digis because I have an inkjet printer, and as soon as the ink gets wet, it bleeds. So I created the backgrounds first and then printed the images after they dried. To begin, I printed the images on printer paper, four on a sheet, to get an idea of the image location on the page. I prepared the backgrounds on a sheet of watercolour paper, using a smooshing technique with Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy, and Barn Door. I added some ink splatters after they dried. After everything dried completely, I printed the images over the watercolour backgrounds. I love how they turned out! You might remember a similar set of cards I made here.
Here is a close-up of each card individually:
For Card #1, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Thanks clear stamps. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies to create the black frame.
For Card #2, the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Many Messages clear stamps. Again I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies to create the black frame.
For Card #3, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy clear stamps, and I die cut the image with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die and added two tiny gems in each corner. With this card, I am joining the birthday challenge that Mervi is having over on her blog: Mervi's Candy and Challenge 2015.
I would also like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Cards in Envy Colours of Fall 2/3; Choux Choux Paper Art Halloween or Fall UE; Connie Can Crop Colour Inspiration 2/2; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Girls Creations AG 1/3; Creative Card Crew Fall 2/3; Deep Ocean Autumn UE; Di's Digi Designs Fabulous Fall Colours 3/3; Dies R Us Hot Colours 1/3; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Fall Alt. Thank You 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Colour me Autumn 2/4; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Left of Center Make Your Own Background/No DP UE; Little Claire's Autumnal 3/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; Our Crafty Corner Fall Colours 2/3; Pile it On Fall Colour Combo UE; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (watercolour) UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday No Designer Paper 1/5; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Outlawz Twisted Saturday PAM Autumn 1E; The Paper Girls Sweater Weather (fall) 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!