Pretty Medallion Birthday Card – World Watercolor Month

I’ve been wanting to try the Pretty Medallion stamp in watercolor and since it is World Watercolor Month…here it is.

I started with a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and placed this in my Stamparatus. Using VersaMark ink, I inked up this single, large stamp several times in order to get as good of an impression on the watercolor paper as I could. I then used white embossing powder and heat set.

My color palette for this card consists of Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green and Evening Evergreen inks. I like to dab my ink pads on a large stamp block and add water to the ink as needed. I started by laying down a pale wash of each color and allowed the watercolor paper to dry completely. I then started darkening each section of the stamp where I wanted more of a color impact. You can see on the Granny Apple Green flowers that I concentrated the darkest shade of this ink towards the bottom of the flowers.

I came back in with a very pale wash of Polished Pink and filled in around all of the embossed segments of the stamped image. I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink then used the Deckled Rectangle Dies to die cut the sentiment label. A blending brush was used to add a soft pink to the label.

The Deckled Rectangle Dies were also used to cut out the watercolor panel and this was matted to a piece of Evening Evergreen, then this unit was adhered to the card front. A length of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon was attached to the lower portion of the card using Stampin’ Seal then the sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals A few Polished Dots were also added to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel in Granny Apple Green ink and Polished Pink was lightly blended on this panel in the corners. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. I also blended Polished Pink on the envelope front and envelope flap.

I had a lot of fun water coloring this stamped image and the embossing made the process easy to stay within the lines! I love pink and green together and I was very pleased with how this card turned out.

The Pretty Medallion stamp could also be used to stamp in Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends…I’ll be trying this out soon. The color combinations that you can use on this stamped image are endless. You can find the Pretty Medallion Stamp on page 116 of the Annual Catalog. I highly recommend that you check it out…so pretty!

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Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

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