I signed up pretty quickly for the June Card Chain Challenge over at Society of Stampaholics, and my card is going to Deborah. I didn't get the card made before leaving for California, so I was at the mercy of my limited supplies...though I do think the card turned out well.
I had made a Peerless watercolor swatch book a la Julie Ebersole and took that with me along with a paint brush. I stamped the Peonies from Altenew on arches hot press watercolor paper, then colored them with a single paint shade, adding more water to fade the color on the outer petals.
The enamel dots are made by using NUVO Crystal Drops. I saw these in my facebook feed and the scrapbook store I visited with my friend had a whole bunch, so I picked up a few. For my learning curve, I was happier with dropping them on my ranger craft sheet, and then once dry adding just a drop more on the card to adhere the dried dots. When I tried it directly to paper, the oddly shaped ones had to stay. So I say make them separately and then add to your card. After all the work put into it it would be a shame for the embellishment to make it less than it could be.
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