Hi there stampers!  Today’s card features the beautiful new stamp set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog called Rose Wonder.  The rose stamp in this set is gorgeous and HUGE!  It gives tons of space to create some gorgeous watercoloring effects.  There are also matching thinlits and you can get both in a bundle and save 15% right off the top!  You are going to want both, believe me.

I stamped the big rose with versamark ink onto some watercolor paper then heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.  I then watercolored the image using pool party, island indigo, night of navy, wild wasabi, and hello honey inks.  After looking at the piece for a few minutes, I decided it needed a wash of color all over the background so I watercolored this with smoky slate.  I made sure to add plenty of water to the ink so I got a very light wash of color on the background.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the same stamp set in versamark and then heat set this with silver embossing powder.  I layered the watercolor piece with foam adhesive onto a cardbase of smoky slate cardstock.  

I am trying to decide what card to do for my Manic Monday video this week.  I am working on another card that just knocked my socks off but thought this watercolor card might showcase how easy it is to create a watercolor piece.  Hmm, decisions, decisions!

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

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