Hi there everyone! Oh, florals and hand-lettering, how I love you! I created this card using botanical stamps that are perfect for that effortless watercolored look and a hand-lettered sentiment stamp. They pair together so wonderfully.

Laying out the physical stamps, the sentiment and botanicals, on top of the card stock was the first step. By planning out the layout ahead of time, I am able to see the placement of all of the elements and make any adjustments before they are permanently stamped down. Honestly, I am used to designing from paper to a computer, where I can adjust the look of things with a cursor and a mouse, so getting the stamps placed just right by hand was a bit of a challenge for me. But, challenge happily accepted!

When I began stamping, I started with the hand-lettered “love you” stamp from Penned Elegance (link below.) I finished the card base by stamping the greenery and a few of the smaller florals from the Botanical Bounty and Botanical Bounty II stamp sets (link below.) Next, I stamped and die cut the florals that I would be using for pop-outs. To complete the card, I popped out the floral elements that I had die cut for added dimension.

Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it. I am so happy to share this with you!

Happy designing!

-Jen

 

Supplies (may include affiliate links:)

Stamp Sets: Botanical Bounty, Botanical Bounty II, Penned Elegance

Dies: Botanical Bounty Dies, Botanical Bounty II Dies

Inks: True BlackPale Peony, Lovely Lady, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse

Hi there, everyone! This is my very first blog post, ever. Since, I love watercolors, florals, and hand-lettering, I paired them all together to create this elegant “thank you” card.

Watercoloring the blue florals/greenery was the first step. I usually watercolor on a separate piece of watercolor paper, so I can scan them onto my computer. You can also just simply watercolor directly onto your card if you would like! I scan my watercolor elements a majority of the time, so I always have them. I also like to have the freedom to play with the position of the florals. After I positioned the florals the way I liked them, I printed out the card base.

To complete the card, I die cut a piece of textured navy & smooth white card stock. I stamped the hand-lettered “thank you” stamp from my Penned Elegance stamp set (link below) on the white card stock circle and popped it out from the other elements so there would be a little bit of dimension to it.

And there it is! My first post!

Happy designing! -Jen

 

Supplies (may include affiliate links:)

Stamp: Penned Elegance Stamp Set

Paper: White card stock & textured navy card stock.

Ink: True Black Inkpad

Watercolors: The set is from Michaels (lots of beautiful colors to work with!)