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September Card Challenge

Our challenge card for September 2022 is to make a card using a watercolor background.

While I was at it, I decided to make several - and they all came out a little different. To begin I used the stamp set Lovely & Lasting and stamped the large floral image using Versa Mark Ink on Watercolor paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Once those cooled I wet the paper over the image and added random colors of reinker with my Water Painter brushes making sure the colors overlapped a little.

For my background layer of DSP I chose a sheet of So Saffron from the Gingham Cottage papers and adhered to a Basic White card base.

This is another item that snuck up on me :-) I bought this on whim and I am so glad. I didn't even realize it had 48 Sheets in the Gingham Cottage DSP pack.

It is described as:

* 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs

* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

* Acid free * Lignin free

Product colors: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, So Saffron

I purchased the Lovely & Lasting Bundle as in impulse buy also in my last order and I'm so happy I did! I've always loved the convenience of a label image and matching punch. This set coordinates with the Lasting Label Punch, as shown above.

I'll list the products used at the end of this post with links to my online store.

Now, my favorite part of the monthly challenges - sharing with you cards made by my friends. I'd love to have you join the fun each month and will proudly share your card here too!

First I'll show you Kathleen Medina's Card

She used dark blues and smooshed her ink onto her wet watercolor paper. As Kathleen described it: "It worked best to put ink on a flat surface, wet it a bit and wet the watercolor paper, then I kinda smooshed the card in the ink." Turned out great Kathleen. She even added a little more inside:

And now I'll share Donna Winter's Card:

Donna used blues also but paired with yellows and created a very soft and lovely card as you see here. I love these challenges because with the same inspiration we all get such different results.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you founds some inspiration to try a card with a watercolor background. Maybe like me you just haven't done it in a while and needed a nudge to get that watercolor paper out again.

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