My next task was to prepare a watercolor background for under the vellum piece. I used the Koi watercolors with a mix of blues and purple. While that dried, I die-cut the Memory Box Vignette Floral Branch and colored it with copic markers. I did not pull the die-cut apart to color it. Since it is so delicate I left it within the sheet and only separated it once it was colored.
My bestie's favorite color is pink, so I took a bold pink card base and began layering my elements. The contrasting light pink mat, the darker pink base, watercolor piece, the vellum, and the die cut - now adorned with some wink of stella shine. I colored a few pearls the various pinks in the flower and placed those as flower centers. I also took some natural color pearls and scattered them along the card. My last bit was to wrap some pink chevron ribbon around the card as an anchor for the branch. I love how girly and delicate this turned out. I think she will love it too! Happy Birthday dear Evelyn!
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