Pretty Leaves

 This was another one of those cards that took forever to make as I kept playing with it. I can see endless design possibilities with these dies, so I will be having fun.

To start this card I am using Arches cold press watercolour paper. Using Daniel Smith watercolour in blue and green I painted along the middle portion of the paper for my background, tapping the card on its side to get some of the paint to run down the card.

Adding to my background I die cut the Linear Crossroad from gold glitter card, and cut it into two pieces gluing to my card panel and adding in the pearl green full leaf on a foam square which I water coloured with Gansai Pearl watercolours.

To my work surface I added the colours, being blue, green, ivory and a bit of pink, and dragged the leaves through the paint to add the colour. In some cases I added a couple of layers of the colour, then set them aside to dry.

For further interest I added splatters of Midas Touch Shimmering pen along with splatters of the paint colours to my card panel for further interest.

Once all the colour was added and all was dry I attached the panel to my blue card base. I then began to arrange the leaves, gluing them to the card as I went. In the case of the blue middle leaf, I attached it with a foam square.

I wish you could see it in real life, it is so very pretty. I arranged the leaves so they were showing the leaf below along with some of the linear die.

To add some more glam I added a scattering of gold gems around the card, picking up the gold from the linear die cut.

I wanted a simple sentiment and a small one so I used the "for you" sentiment from the Long Stem Silhouettes set by Sweet and Sassy stamping with VersaFine Clair ink in Belle Blue.

Thank you for joining me today.

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xoxo, Kia