For WCMD Verve challenged us to pick colors from a flag and create a card with that. Of course I had to pick Germany (Black, Red and Gold/Yellow). I knew I had a video for the Watercolor Wash Tutorial coming up, so I thought I try using it for my sample.

I cut out Watercolor paper with Spellbinder Label Four Nestabilities and stamped the flower silhouette from Verve’s Because of you in Black Craft ink. I embossed it twice with Clear Embossing powder. I guess I should have used the Embossing buddy, because you can see the stray powder. Although I think it gives it a nice look. I went over the image with  7Gypsies ColorWash Scarlet and Ochre to create the background. The watercolor paper was layered on a bigger black label.


The card base is a 5″ x 10″ piece of Scarlet Core’dination cardstock folded in half. The Whisper White cardstock layer was cut with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Scallop Square Die.  The 3 5/8″ Fancy Pants All Fall Patterned Paper was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock. Gorgeous Burgundy Silk May Arts Ribbon was died around the lower part of those layers before the main image was adhered.

The sentiment is also from Because of you. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut out with Spellbinder Tag Nestabilities. I left the tag on and airbrushed the center with Copic Markers. A Prima Flower with a 5/16″ black brad in it’s center finishes off the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

9 Responses to “WCMD Challenge – Verve: Saluting my home country”

  1. Beautiful colors and a lovely technique!!

  2. This card is just amazing Beate! I love, love, LOVE the colors. Great inspiration!

  3. This is just stunning, Beate!! Love the wonderful colors, and that outstanding bow!!

  4. This is stunning. I love the colours and the bow is fabulous!

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh this is beautiful! I LOVE those colours together and that ribbon is gorgeous!!

  6. such a pretty effect!!

  7. This is just gorgeous. I have that same Verve set and can’t wait to try this out. (That set is my most favorite from Verve:) I love your big bow too. Just gorgeous fall colors that make me happy:)

  8. I am loving the look of your image’s background created by the color wash. Super creation and such a great tutorial!

  9. Ein Traum!!! Der Blumenstempel gefällt mir sehr…und die Schleife haut mich aus dem Sessel… TOLL!

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