Friday, March 6, 2015

Secret Garden

Happy Birthday to Joyce


This card was made for my friend, Joyce. It was also submitted to My Creative Moments: Monday Morning Challenge #4 and CAS(E) This Sketch No. 114. Although I have water colored in the past, this is the first card where I have used a water coloring technique. The Secret Garden stamp and die bundle is one of my favorites and I have used it often. I stamped the floral images with Staz-on black ink on water color paper and colored them with an Aqua Painter pen then die cut them. Dye ink pads were smeared onto an acrylic block palette because I did not have any water color paints. The leaves were stamped and die cut but not water colored. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
Techniques: Heat embossing, water color by Aqua Painter pen
Recipe: Products are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Secret Garden stamp set, Crafty Secrets Grand Greetings (sentiment)
Dies: Secret Garden Framelits, Spellbinders Labels Four
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
DSP: Sycamore Street (retired)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Old Olive, Versamark, Stazon Black
Embossing Powder: White
Other: Strathmore cold press watercolor paper, White Signo Uniball gel pen, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals
Size: A7 (5" x 7")


  1. Just beautiful! Your watercoloring looks fantastic and you've used one of my very favorite stamp sets to create this card. :)

  2. Oh wow! I almost missed this one. This is gorgeous!

  3. Such a beautiful creation! Loving all the gorgeous colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning challenge!

  4. Oh, what a gorgeous card! Wonderful take on the sketch!