Stampin’ Up! Watercolored Flourishing Phrases Notecard

Mornin’ y’all – it’s Monday again!  I hope you had a super weekend and are refreshed and ready for the workweek!

I have no funny stories today – Duck Duck hasn’t been caught doing anything cute that I know about!  My trip to the grocery store was not even sort of funny.  Pretty boring weekend, really.

Which is exactly what I was looking for! 🙂  Hope you got what you were looking for this weekend, too!

I have a fun card for you today – I used a technique I saw on a blog somewhere.  I can’t for the life of me remember where – but….I thank that SU! demonstrator for the idea!

To make this card, I used the pretty new stamp set called Flourishing Phrases and the matching Flourish Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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This one played along with two challenges – the first gave me my color palette of Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Calypso Coral.  Just Us Girls Color Challenge #352:

JUGs #352 Sketch
The second challenge was a technique challenge.  The Paper Players #304 asked us to make a clean and simple card using Watercolor!

PP 304 Sketch
My card used a sort of different watercolor technique.  Ready!?

I started with a plain panel of Whisper White card stock.  Using wedges of Stampin’ Sponge, I inked the panel with Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Calypso Coral ink.  I was pretty generous – ensuring I had every little bit of white colored up.

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Then I pulled out the large flourish image in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  Using my Stampin’ Spritzer, I generously spritzed the stamp with plain water, and then set it down on the sponged panel – right in the center.  I let it set a few seconds and picked it up.  When you do this, you’ll be able to see the image – sort of – right away.  As it dries, however, that’s when the real magic happen!  The image just appears from nowhere! 🙂

I did that a few times, rotating the stamp and getting the image spread across the panel.  And then I tore the edges – carefully, cuz it was still a little damp!

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Once it was dry, I sponged the edges of the panel – matching the edges to the color on the top of the panel as I moved around the whole card front.

For the decoration, I cut a few dies with the Flourish Thinlits.  In the course of making the card, I’d made a second watercolored panel – but didn’t like how it turned out, so it didn’t make the cut!  But it worked great to cut a few flowers and leaves!  I also cut a few in plain Whisper White card stock, as well.  Then I figured out how I wanted to build my flower and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to stick it all together.

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I used an old Very Vintage Designer Button (you could easily use a Classy Designer Button if that’s what you have!), with a piece of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine run thru and tied into a bow and adhered it to the flower with a couple of Glue Dots.  The sentiment, from Flourishing Phrases, is stamped in Calypso Coral on a strip of Whisper White card stock, that I cut a banner end into with my Paper Snips.  I lightly sponged the edges with So Saffron and SNAILd it to the card front.  I used some Liquid Glue to put my flower over the top.

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I really debated a long time about a mat.  Mat yes?  Mat no?  If yes – which color?  Tear the edges?  Leave them straight?  I finally concluded that a mat – any mat! – was going to look goofy.  So…I skipped it!

On the inside, I simply used a piece of Whisper White card stock, and tore the edges.  Then I repeated the sponging of the Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Calypso Coral around the edges.  And I gave it another flower and leaf, cut with the Flourish Thinlits from more Whisper White and watercolored paper.  For this one, I used a Calypso Coral Enamel Shape in the center.

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I SNAILd the panel directly into my Whisper White card base.  For the front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it on.  SNAIL would have laid the slightly warp-y paper down more firmly – but I liked how it kept some shape.  For me, it looks like a scrap of tapestry sort of tossed on the card! 🙂

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On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I adhered a flower made with a Whisper White layer and a So Saffron card stock layer.  With a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape…

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…and I stamped the flourish from Flourishing Phrases in Calypso Coral on the back of the envelope.

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Et Voila! Hope you like and that you’ll try this technique – it’s a lot of fun to watch the image sort of “appear” as it dries on the paper!  And remember that you can get this bundle – with the stamp set and the thinlits together – in either Clear Mount or Wood Mount – and you can save 10% over the individual price!

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Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner – both torn down to about 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″); Flourish Thinlits die cuts

So Saffron Card Stock: Flourish Thinlits die cut

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Watercolored Flourishing Phrases Notecard

  1. So pretty Mary! I love the torn edges (with no mat…I agree!!) and the colors work perfectly together. Pretty layered flower too! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Well…however boring the weekend, your card surely is not! It looks like a lovely watercolor half of a rainbow, both in colors and arc. Very pretty.

  3. Oh, thank you, Mom! 🙂

  4. I really like this technique, it turned out beautifully, Mary!

  5. Thanks, Jari – it was fun! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful example of the faux-bleaching technique Mary; this was a new one to me until quite recently and I just love how you used your panel here with the torn edges (and no mat – agreed!) with one diecut flower on top. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Mary, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the torn edges are just perfect! The diecut flower and the button and twine are lovely additions to this beauty! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  8. Thanks much, Claire! 🙂

  9. Beautiful colors and beautiful details. Love it. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.

  10. Thanks, Colleen! 🙂

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