I had some fun playing with new catalog goodies this week. While I was cutting all the DSP samples to share with my downline, I set aside one of the cuts from the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP because I had an idea for it.
Since I was also sending them a sample of the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, I set aside a piece of it, too. Did you know that, with the exception of Pretty Peacock, the new In Colors make a fabulous sunrise (or sunset) watercolor wash? Oh, yes they do, as can be seen here! I started with Terracotta Tile, then Rococo Rose, followed by Purple Posy and Seaside Spray.
After making the wash and letting it dry, I cut the watercolor paper down to fit the back of the 3-1/2" x 5" laser-cut piece and adhered them both to a Very Vanilla card base. The flower from Floral Essence was stamped twice with Rococo Rose on Very Vanilla cardstock, then colored with the matching Stampin' Blends, with the center stamped in Soft Suede (stamped off once). The Coordinating Perennial Flower Punch makes quick work of "building" a flower! And, of course, you can get the stamp set and punch as a bundle and save 10%.
I used Old Olive to stamp the leaves on the Old Olive vellum (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) and dried it with the Heat Tool on the low setting. Because it's vellum, it doesn't absorb the ink very well, so drying thoroughly is a must! The leaves were then punched out with the Leaf Punch and adhered with glue, then the flower was popped up on dimensionals.