It’s Aimes here today and it’s a bank holiday here in the UK so I’m enjoying this bonus day away from the office to share a card with you featuring the stunning Oriental Orchid stamp set paired with the Painted Greetings stamp set.

Aimes Orchid birthday

In order to achieve the watercolor effect, I coloured the stamps directly with Tombow USA brush markers, spritzed them with water and stamped them onto watercolor paper. I then blended the colours with a damp paintbrush to enhance the watercolour look. The background was created by scribbling a blue marker onto an acrylic block and picking up the colour with a wet paintbrush. Easy peasy!

Aimes Orchid birthday close up

When it came to adding a sentiment, it just had to be one from the Painted Greetings stamp set. The font of this set complements the watercolor style perfectly! I stamped it using Jet Black ink, I love how crisp this ink is; it’s ideal for sentiments and detailed images.

I stretched the Tombow USA brush markers further and even painted the card front with a purple marker scribbled onto an acrylic block diluted with water to create a lilac/purple wash. :)

Don’t forget that Altenew have joined forces with Tombow USA for a special collaboration blog hop! Be sure to hop along with us as there’s still time to join in the fun and win a $30 Altenew or Tombow USA gift certificate!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping!