To make this card, I cut a banner that would fit my new stamp with one of the Select-A-Size Edge Dies from watercolor paper. I decided to do an emboss resist technique, so I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder from Close to My Heart. Then I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks (which to me are new, I'm a late bloomer) and smeared them on a silicone mat and spritzed with water. I swooshed my watercolor paper banner over the ink. Once it was dry, I colored the flowers and leaves with my new gel pens (from Walmart, I went economical). The green pen I used for the leaves was a glitter pen, so they have a shine to them. I layered Vintage Cream and Plum Pudding cardstock from Papertrey Ink to create some depth. I embossed the top layer of Vintage Cream with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder from Stampin' Up for some interest and texture.
I'm entering this in the weekly Simon Say Stamp Monday challenge, this week the theme is Splash It On. I used the watercolor paper, distress inks, and water to create the background of the banner.