Hello everyone!  Betsy here today with some spring inspiration!  Today I’m using the beautiful Spring Rose Digital Stamp Set.  This is such a beautiful stamp. I loved working with it and you can make it simple or create a repeating pattern.  Let me show you how I made my card.  I first started by composing my image and sentiment in the computer.  I printed it out onto copy paper.  Then I taped a piece of watercolor paper to the copy paper making sure the watercolor paper was positioned to where I wanted the image to print.

I had decided to use watercolor pencils for this project.  I used woodless watercolor pencils but you could use whatever you have.  I chose a very limited palette.

I started with the flower.  I did a fairly light coat of the pink.  I tried to keep my strokes following the form of the section that I was painting.

Using a light hand with this color will allow me to add more color later.  I next added the green.  I put on the dark first then added the lighter green where I wanted my highlights.

After finishing up the green I added the brown color with another layer of the pink – dry – then went in with my damp brush and softened the colors.

I also very lightly went around the flower with the blue and then blended it out.  I feel this made the flower stand out a bit more.  I chose a piece of green paper for my background.  I prepared a standard A2 size white top folding card base and adhered the green paper leaving a very thin margin of white on either side.

I adhered my flower panel onto the green.  For finishing I added 2 black peel-offs – one down either side of the green and I added some pretty sparkly confetti.  And that finished my card!

I loved working with this stamp.  It’s so pretty and elegant.  I hope I’ve inspired you to create something pretty today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!