Watercolored flowers say spring to me. Today is another of those gloomy days we've been having and I've been dreaming about sunshine and planting flowers. So, since gardening is out, I made a card instead.
I started with a white piece of card stock and cut the edge with a edge die from PTI. Using a text stamp inked with Chai ink, I stamped the background randomly. The flowers were colored with waterbased markers and stamped, then darkers highlights were added. I decided to use a kraft card base, but the white card stock looked a little harsh. So I used the Chai ink to tone it down and added a bit of darker color with Pumice distressed ink. The sentiment was stamped in Chocolate, and the flowers were highlighted with a pearl pen. A bit of latte twine finished the card front. I edged the kraft card base's front edge to match, then adhered the finished card front. A bit of the kraft hangs out, which added a nice finish.
On to the inside, I used a piece of Rustic Cream card stock, stamped a few flowers and added it to the inside.
This card will probably go into my Operation Write Home stash, which is why I lined it. But I must say, I really like finishing the insides of my cards. I think it gives a nice finished look to the project.
I hope you're spring has started on a brighter note than ours has. And, as they say, may all your weeds be wildflowers!