Excuse the shoddy photos!! Taken in a hurry! Anyway, I had a great time with the card that I made. It all started with the paper for the watering can- it is now discontinued from Kaszazz, but it suited the person I made it for! Maureen loves her garden and has recently begun a vege patch, so I decided that I'd pop some herb seeds into a watering can for her birthday. I can't take absolute credit- Jude came up with the idea of seeds! Thanks Jude.
Once I made the watering can, I knew I had to use the hibiscus stamp in the card. I really enjoyed making the blue CB background for the card. I took a plain white card, embossed it, rubbed it with the Acrylic paint dabber- Pool. Leave it to one side to dry. Once dried, sand the raised parts, gently, dust off. Then take vintage photo distress ink and a blender to gently add some extra colour. It really does look great - even if I may say so myself!
The hibiscus flowers is a Kaszazz stamp. I inked it with marmalade Distress ink and then inked on the edges with Vintage photo distress ink, to give it a blended look. You can also lightly spritz to give a watercolour look, but I wanted crisp for this card.
I also used the nestabilities to cut out the signage for the birthday greetings- I'm really loving them. Thanks Di!!
I have added the link to the watering can template - it's so cute. Just a tip with templates, you can just print the template directly onto your paper, as long as it's on the wrong side- obviously!
Have fun creating. If you do make up a watering can, do email me a pic so I can pop it up on the blog for all to see!!