Water color blog hop & day 5 of #thedailymarker30day2: peonies shaker card

Hello!  I created a card for Pretty Pink Posh’s water color blog hop & The Daily Marker’s 30 day coloring challenge.

For my entry, I created a multi-purpose card featuring my favorite flowers: peonies.  I am not comfortable with my watercoloring skills, but I’m practicing, and slowly showing improvement.  I used the Kuretake ZIG clean color real brush pens to water color my stamped image.

ahsang water peonies 1

ahsang water peonies 2


*Tim Holtz water color paper

*Stampendous Bouquet for You stamp set

*Ranger archival ink in jet black

*Kuretake ZIG clean color real brush pens (I have the 12 pack)

*ZIG wink of stella glitter brush marker pen

*Neenah white card stock

*Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames stamp set (hey there sentiment)

*Hero Arts Thanks stamp & cut stamp set (you are amazing sentiment)

*Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

*Spellbinders nestabilities circle dies

*Hot off the Press heat resistant acetate

*Pretty Pink Posh sequins in sparkling clear

*Pretty Pink Posh lilac garden flowers sequins

*Teresa Collins sequins

*Doodlebug Design rainbow pack sequin

*Martha Stewart iridescent hearts glitter

*Ranger glossy accents

*foam tape

I will try to explain my process.  Ok, here goes:

1.  I stamped my image on a piece of watercolor paper using waterproof black ink.  I had to do a lot of masking for the flowers and glass bottle.

2.  I water colored the image using some clean color real brush pens.  I just kept building up the color until I was happy.

3.  After drying the image, I used my wink of stella pen to give the petals a little sparkle, and then fussy cut around the flowers and bottle.  I took a black marker around the cut edge to give it a more finished appearance.

4.  I cut out a piece of white card stock using a stitched rectangle die.  Then, I cut out a circle in the rectangle that I just cut.  On the back of that, I adhered a piece of acetate.  On the front, I stamped my sentiment using two different stamp sets.

5.  On the back of the rectangle, I adhered foam tape around the circle, carefully making sure that I didn’t leave any spaces.  (Don’t want any sequins to fall out!)  I went ahead and double layered the foam tape to give the sequins plenty of room to shake around.

6.  I cut and scored another piece of card stock to serve as my card base.  In the center of my card base, I piled a lot of different sequins, keeping in mind the colors of my peonies and bottle.

7.  I adhered the rectangle card stock to the card base, making sure none of the sequins escaped.

8.  I adhered the peonies & bottle image to the front of the rectangle & window using more foam tape for extra dimension.

9.  For the finishing touch, I added just a few sequins to the front of the card.

…and that’s it!

I linked in this card for the water color blog hop!  I hope you’ll join in the hop as well!


You can find out more about it here:  prettypinkposh.com/2015/06/watercolor-blog-hop.html

This card also serves as my day 5 for The Daily Marker’s 30 day coloring challenge!  You can join in at any time!


you can read about it here:  www.thedailymarker.com/2015/06/day-1-copic-coloring-and-video/

Happy Friday!


45 thoughts on “Water color blog hop & day 5 of #thedailymarker30day2: peonies shaker card

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  2. Your card is so lovely. Love the circle of sequins as the background to your flowers.Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one.
    Kathy/The Daily Marker


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