Whitewash Wish

 

Happy Friday everyone.  I was really hoping the Smile stamp set I ordered would arrive before the challenges ended…and it did — TODAY!

Whitewash Flower Birthday Card using Smiles stamp set for challenges Time Out, Crazy 4 Challenges, SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday.

Because one of the challenges is white flowers, I decided to use the whitewash watercolor technique for my card. I stamped the flower image with white pigment ink onto Kraft cardstock and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using a water brush, I colored in the stamped image with white pigment ink refill and then dried it with my heat tool

Whitewash Flower Birthday Card using Smiles stamp set for challenges Time Out, Crazy 4 Challenges, SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday.

To add color and shading to the image, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  The flower itself was essentially untouched.  I just added a bit of shading in the middle area for some depth

Whitewash Flower Birthday Card using Smiles stamp set for challenges Time Out, Crazy 4 Challenges, SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday.

I wanted part of the image to extend onto a strip of Elegant Eggplant cardstock, so I used my trimmer to cut up to and around the image to get a straight edge. Then I used my scissors to cut the overhang portion.  I die cut Wishing from Elegant Eggplant cardstock and stamped the birthday sentiment in the matching dye ink. I wanted the whitewash flower to stand out, so no embellishments.

Whitewash Flower Birthday Card using Smiles stamp set for challenges Time Out, Crazy 4 Challenges, SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday.

 

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge – CAS with the Optional Twist of Purple to celebrate Sandie’s birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C336 White Flower
SSS Monday Challenge – Make a Wish
SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

3 thoughts on “Whitewash Wish

  1. This card is so amazingly elegant! The white wash technique you used against the Kraft cardstock looks incredible! I love how it is so crisp and clean-looking, yet is still soft and sophisticated. Love how you added the subtle touch of purple to the flowers and then went with a bold purple for the sentiment. This is a stunner and I’m so glad you shared it with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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