Happy Friday Stampers!  For today’s card I am sharing the Mother’s Day card I made my mom.  I wanted to create a soft card but with an element of impact.  I watercolored the blended bloom flower image to give me the impact I was looking for.

I heat embossed the flower image from the Blended Bloom stamp in gold embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor set to color the flower image and then fussy cut the flower out.  I mixed a pink and orange color to achieve the blended coral color on the flower.  The center of the flower was a combo of a brown and the same pink color to give the contrast.  After coloring the image, I then applied a wash of the pearlescent color that comes with the set to give the entire flower extra shine.  
For the rest of the card, I cut a piece of whisper white cardstock out using some Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies.  I cut out the Striped Scallop Thinlit from some scrap cardstock and used this as a stencil to apply the design with calypso coral ink.  I added some ink splatters with the gold color from my Gansai Tambi watercolors.
To finish the card, I created an A2 card base from thick whisper white cardstock and embossed the front using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I then adhered the rectangle panel onto the card base with foam adhesive.  I added some gold thread and applied the flower with dimensionals to hold the thread in place and pop off the card.  I then heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added a few rhinestones for extra bling.
I am pleased with how this card turned out and hope my mom loves it and really like the shine the pearlescent gives the flower.  Now to decide what to get her for a present……

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