Hello everyone!  Betsy here today sharing with you a floral card with a fall feel!  I am always ready for fall after the heat of the summer and fall cards are just so wonderful to create!

Today I’ve chosen one of the images in the Above & Beyond Digital Stamp Set from the Summerlicious Release!

 Let me show you how I made my card.  For this card, I chosen some elements to work with that would govern the colors that I used.

I would be using the piece of mauve paper as the background for my card.  The die cut provided the color palette which I found in this paint palette.  I printed out my design onto watercolor paper along with the sentiment.

Using the die cut and the paper as a guide I watercolored my image.

I liket o start with my leaves first. I always use more than 2 colors on my leaves.  They support the main elements which are the flowers and they can get lost pretty easily.  I try to make them subtly stand out by painting them sometimes up to 7 different colors.  I probably used about 5 total here.

I tried to keep the top and bottom flower fairly consistent with one another so the middle one could stand out a bit more.

Once that was painted and fairly dry I decided to go with a sentiment from the  Always In Style digital stamp set.  I wanted it printed right on my background paper so I dropped in the sentiment onto my digital file and taped my background paper to the original watercolor piece and sent it through but this time upside down.

As you can see from the photo, it didn’t get in the way of my painted piece at all.  Next I fussy cut my flower piece then trimmed the background panel.  I covered a white top folding A2 size card base and covered it with a deep burgundy card stock.

I adhered my floral piece flat to the card.  I used a glaze pen to go over the Thank You for a bit of added shine and texture.

For added sparkle I added some gold holographic confetti and that finished my card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and I’ve inspired you to create something beautiful!  The Digital section of the website contains more gorgeous stamps sets!