I started by stamping the Poppy Image from Botanical Blocks III in Versamark onto some Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Power. This embossing powder is a warm gold color rather than a cooler, more brassy looking color although I use both. It is identical in appearance to the WOW! Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder only you get twice as much for less than twice the price. I'm always up for a better value. After that I watercolored the image using Pine Feather and Berry Sorbet reinkers. Once that was finished and dry, I cut it out following the the lines on the block. There is a die for this purpose but I haven't had any trouble cutting around it since the outline is all straight lines.
Since I always stamp two images in case I mess one up when watercoloring, I made a third card which fits in a Greeting Card Envelope. It's hard to capture since it's so tall and not top folding but I took this one with it laying flat. I used Gold Metallic Cardstock for the brown mat and put the whole thing onto a Rustic White side folding card base. I really love the Rustic White Carkstock and it brings a touch of elegance to my projects. It's available from Papertrey Ink in 12, 24 or 50 sheets.
I forgot to add that I would be entering these cards in the Double D Challenge found here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Come back soon to see my next project! I have several challenges I want to participate in this week with lots of great color combinations and themes. I so appreciate it when you take time to leave encouraging and uplifting comments. Thank You!