For today's card I used the Folk Dance background die from the new Simon Says Stamp release "Friendly Frolic." I painted the pattern with my Arteza Real Brush Pens.
I started out by using the Folk Dance background die on a piece of Canson watercolor paper. I was very careful with the paper when I removed it from my Big Shot so that all of the pieces would remain in the negative. I then taped the panel down to a board with painter's tape.
I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens to paint the pattern, using the die cut lines as guides. Instead of using the markers directly on the paper, I scribbled them onto a palette and picked up the color with a brush so that I could add water and get a pretty watercolor look. For the leaves I used Turtle Green, Turquoise, Night Sky Blue, Ash Black, Acid Green, and Crocodile Green. For the flowers I used Bubblegum Pink, Flamingo Pink, and Ash Black. Check out the video for details on that painting process.
I heat embossed a couple of sentiments from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp onto so dark gray cardstock. The larger of the two sentiments I added a vellum border to. I popped up both sentiments with some foam tape. To finish up the card I added gray dots to the white areas in the pattern with an Arteza marker. I also added some silver sequins and some glossy accents to the center of each flower. Finally I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush on the letters of the "Loved" sentiment.
*product was provided by Simon Says Stamp