Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Black-Eyed Susan Clean and Simple Card

This is a very simple card that can be as clean and simple as you want it to be.  First off, I stamped the Black-Eyed Susan Wildflower Stamp from Paper Wings Productions on a sheet of watercolor paper. Then using my water-based markers, I colored them in and used a water brush to blend the colors together.

I then stamped the poem, from the Flower Quotes Cling Stamp Set from Paper Wings Productions, and then stippled around the background with Pear Leaf Memento Ink. I trimmed the watercolor paper to 4 1/2" square, and inked around the edge with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink from Ranger and Tim Holtz. I also used my Clear Glitter Gelly Roll pen to accent the vein lines and centers of the flowers.  I then cut a cardstock card base 5 1/2" square and  a piece of coordinating  printed scrapbook paper 5 1/8" square. I rounded all the corners with my corner chomper and adhered them with a double stick tape runner and foam tape.

I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with sunshine and happiness. Please visit with me again soon.


  1. What a pretty card with a lovely sentiment. I'm glad you said where your saying came from.
    It's nice to see a simple card. When you say you used watercolor paper what exactly do you mean. Did you use something other than card stock?
    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. This is beautiful, Mindy!! The flowers are gorgeous!! They look so pretty - you colored them perfectly!! Absolutely fabulous card my friend!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Awesome card! I have these same stamp sets siting on my desk just screaming to be let out of the packaging! Thanks for the inspiration. =)