Bright - that can be interpreted so many ways. I chose to use some bright colors (yellow and orange) and to also watercolor just a portion of the stamped image and let the remainder be black and white so the colored part is bright.
This is a Penny Black Stamp that I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. I actually used a combination of watercolor paints and a few zig markers to color the image.
I die cut the circle out of the stamped image and then I did my watercoloring. This way it was contained within the circle. When I completed the card, the circle was inserted back into the opening but it is on foam tape to make the circle stand out even more. It must be very careful to line it up carefully with the stamped image. To help with the adjusting, I put a small amount of liquid glue on the foam tape so I can wiggle it around to make it as perfect as I can get something.
I colored a piece of card stock the same color as the orange flowers and stamped the sentiment in the same way as the image. I cut it into a thin banner. Since the circle was a little offset of center to the right, I placed the sentiment to the left side of the card.
This was a fun card to make.
Please do come join us at Happy Little Stampers and work on your watercolor skills.
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