Thursday, April 27, 2017

Watercolour Doily Card with You May Not be Able to Leave Your Children

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a quick card featuring the Quietfire Design stamp 'You may not be able to leave your children'.   Such a beautiful quote, and so very true.   I was messing around with paper doilies and altering them with different colouring media when I discovered they can make a very quick and pretty card background.

I just used paper doilies from the dollar store and inexpensive watercolour paint.  Just dab a few colours of paint onto the doily and let dry.  It gives such a pretty delicate look, especially if you use lots of water and not too much paint.  Reds and pinks and purples work well together, or yellows and oranges, or greens and blue.  

Stamp the quote onto a piece of white cardstock and cut out with an Elizabeth Crafts Designs stitched circle die.  They are the perfect size to fit in the middle of the doily.

To make the card base, I cut a folded circle just slightly smaller than the doily.  Just fold a piece of white cardstock in half, trace a circle (I used a container lid of an appropriate size) so that one edge of the circle is on the fold.  Adhere your doily and add a ribbon bow.  Done!  Thanks for dropping by, Connie

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