This is for my sister's birthday. She deserves all good things as she is facing some challenges in her family life right now.
I was inspired by this card and vintage watercolor tutorial by Heather Telford Her cards are always gorgeous -- I used a lot more color that Heather did . . . and some of the detail of the flowers got lost in the watercoloring.
The flower stamp is from Penny Black .
I used the same vintage photo distress ink and calligraphy pen (for the leaves and stem). But instead of adding color with pencils I used distress inks (abandoned coral, and a green - forgot which). I used a gold metallic watercolor for the ribbon and the swirls and dots.
I'm putting this into a few other challenges:
- Just Add Ink - Anything with B - a bouquet qualifies
- Addicted to Clean and Simple - code word "petals"
- AAA Cards - their 2nd Birthday Bash
- And of course to the Penny Black Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks so very much for taking a look. I hope you are enjoying your day.