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Happy Wednesday Honey Bee friends! Today my card features the gorgeous Framed Anemones that I’ve watercolored with Distress ink re-inkers! The colors are so intense that you only need one or two drops at the most. Read on for the details!

This card really was easy to make, and the coloring is so relaxing too! First I stamped the Framed Anemones stamp with Versafine Onyx black ink (it’s waterproof) onto Bristol Smooth card stock. This paper does take water, although not as much as watercolor paper.

For the watercoloring I used Prize Ribbon, Rustic Wilderness, and Mowed Lawn Distress re-inkers. I used these versus smooshing the ink pads onto my work surface because the re-inkers are much more concentrated colors. Because of that intensity, you only need a drop or two of each color. I added my colors gradually in layers, blending with some water as I went. When the first layers were dry, I added the colors in greater intensity where the shadow would be.

For the flower centers, the shadows under the florals and inside the frame, I used a few Zig Real Brush markers. Then I got really brave (haha!) and diluted the Prize Ribbon ink with water and used my watercolor brush to add blue spatters to my card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Framed Anemones stamp set with Intense Black ink. Then I used the coordinating Honey Cuts to die cut them. I added foam tape to the back and popped them up on the card panel. I added this to a top folding A2 card base with Bee Creative glue.

For just a touch of bling, I added a few Reflection AB Dew Drops. These are so pretty and work with every color and style!

I can’t wait to mail this card in the beautiful patterned envelope (peaking out from behind the card) from the Summer Stems envelope pack! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful, and crafty, day!

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