I recently discovered that a friend of mine loves Laurel Burch artwork. She had a lovely Laurel Burch tote bag. I have two Laurel Burch stamps so I decided to use one to make her birthday card this year. I was going to go pretty much with the color scheme I saw online—rusts and oranges, but when I pulled out my Twinkling H2Os, I picked out other colors. I was going to stamp one image and create a simple background, but my painting went out of the lines so I needed to fussy cut the image. I ended up making a card that is similar to the one Fran Seifert posted on the Stampendous website. Thank you, Fran for the inspiration.
I chose to use heavy cardstock instead of watercolor paper because the watercolor doesn't soak in as much giving the image almost a stained-glass effect.
The background is one I made a long time ago. It is so vivid that, until now, I couldn't find a good way to use it.
4 ½ x 6 ¼ inches
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110-lb. cardstock (card base and focal image)
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80-lb. cardstock (die-cut and background)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles die set
Cuttlebug Friends Forever Cut & Emboss Set (sentiment)
Swarovski Flat-back Rhinestone, SS5, Cosmo Jet (the dot on the letter i of sentiment
Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls—Denim, Stream, Bottle (background)
Stampendous Laurel Burch Dog Tail, LBV002
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder
Lavender Dog--Sapphire on Ice, Stargazer, Plum Blossom, Sweet Lavender
Blue Dog—Sapphire on Ice, Blue Ice, Plum Blossom, Sweet Lavender