I was playing with watercoloring for a background and thinking of Valentine’s Day cards when this popped into my head.  I just love those unexpected ideas!  And I believe this one ended with success.

 

Watercolor Sheltering Tree

I used the Shimmery White Cardstock and my Aqua Painter to create the background.  The picture doesn’t quite show the Soft Sky ink wash at the top, but you can see the Mint Macaroon and Pear Pizzaz pretty clearly. I wanted soft colors and these did the trick.

The tree is stamped in Tip Top Taupe with Flirty Flamingo buds.  The sentiment and the enamel pieces are also Flirty Flamingo.  I left the base card plain as well as the background layer.  The layers and measurements are:

  • Base is Tip Top Taupe = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Flirty Flamingo Strip = 4 1/4 X 2
  • Mint Macaroon layer = 3 1/4 X 4 1/4
  • Shimmery White = 3 X 4

I was slow to use the Enamel Shapes, Much to my regret!!  I have fallen for them and find myself reaching for them on a regular basis now.  They come with two sizes of circles, hearts, and stars in each color.  They are so great to add just a touch to a card. Or to cover up a booboo….. The next time you are ordering remember to look at these.  I think you will love them and there are 40 of each color in a group.  Another win/win.