Dahlias, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Penny Black, Thinking of You, Water Colored Cards

Penny Black Dahlias

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I’ve had this Penny Black Dahlia‘s  set for about a year but have only used it twice for these two cards, which I actually LOVE and may never sell or send!!  😀  To begin, I taped around the edges of a cut-down piece of Canson watercolor paper (with painters tape) to create a border.  I then stamped and heat-embossed my images in white and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, adding water with a water brush.  I used a very wet, paint-dampened brush to loosely fill in the center of the panel with gray and soft yellow.  A spattering of white craft paint and gray ink were added.  Once the ink was dry, I carefully removed the painters tape, revealing a lovely, crisp border!  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink (waterproof) and added little jewels to accent the flowers.  The finished panel was adhered to a base card of soft gray.
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I don’t know why these two cards move me so much!  Every time I look at them, I get a “squishy” feeling in my heart!  What on earth???  The subtle beauty of the gray paired with the purples above and the brighter red/orange below, and the simplicity of the designs appeal to me very much!  Okay!  Enough of that!  I pretty much made this card in the same way as the first one; Canson watercolor paper taped down, Zig markers, water brush, and a less-subtle spattering of paints!  I hope you love these as much as I do!

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