A friend of mine who lives in another state has been going through some very challenging times recently, and I wanted to make a card to lift her spirits and let her know I'm praying for her.
A couple card challenges I like to join had water coloring as their theme, and I hadn't done any water coloring in an age, so I thought I'd break out my watercolors and have some fun while making this card. I learned a valuable lesson: don't watercolor the stamped image until AFTER die cutting it! I hadn't taken into account that my watercolor paper was more uneven than most cardstock, and my washi tape that I use to hold dies in place didn't stick to it as well. My dies didn't stay put, and the end result was having to scrap the stamped and water colored image the first time around. Lesson learned! I will stamp, die cut, and then color/watercolor from now on😂.
My card base is 4 inches by 8 inches, and I added a layer of yellow card stock die cut on the right side so that the red shows through the lacy die cut area. I popped up the "Sending" sentiment with foam tape and adhered the "prayers" die cut with a Zig glue marker. On the left, I added a layer of kraft card stock embossed with Ringed With Nature EF by SU! and adhered my stamped and water colored image from the Fond of Autumn SU! set to that part of the card with foam tape.