Friday, January 21, 2022

Brushstroke Flowers 2 Ways

Hi my friends! I've created 2 cards based on this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, Tic Tac Toe Challenge and combining with NBUS Challenge (Never Before Used Schtuff!) because I have never used this die set before.
I went from corner to corner with coloring, embossing and die cut:
I wanted to watercolor all the die cuts, so I ran all the dies through my Sizzix Big Shot with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper.  The Sympathy Card I watercolored with my watercolor paints in my stash: Holbein & Winsor & Newton. For the Birthday Card I used my pan favorite, The Stamp Market 24 Pan Color Crush Watercolor Palette:
I love the bright colors!
For the Birthday Card I used a square of white cardstock to mimic the sketch and ran it through a Taylored Expressions' Embossing Folder, called Dotted Lattice. Here is a of it picture so you can see the delicate dots:
To put the flowers together I used Bearly Art Glue and some pop dots. 
One card is bright and cheery and one card has more of a vintage feel:
If you look closely large center flower on The Sympathy Card you can see I stamped it with the Romantic Script Background from MFT Stamps with The Stamp Market mini Navy Ink Cube.
Here is the Romantic Script Background stamp which if you read it - it's from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!
I am partial to bright and colorful cards, but I do give vintage a try from time to time. Which do you prefer?
Thanks for joining me today and I would also like to submit to the following challenges:

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. I think both of these are lovely, perfect for the occasions. I've resisted buying this die but you have tempted me to think again lol! Beautiful watercolouring too. Thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

  2. Thank you so much, Cathy! I have several of Tim’s Brushstroke dies and love them!

  3. These flowers are so beautiful! Love the colors and both versions are lovely. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. Beautiful flowers!! I love the texture you created with the watercoloring! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  6. This brushstroke flower bouquet is absolutely gorgeous. And I love this joyful bright color combination. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. Anita, all these cards are beautiful...great use of the elements! Thank you for playing!

  8. Love the bright colors you used on both cards Anita - the watercolored layers are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!



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