Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Watercolor Larkspurs - CAS Floral Wedding Stationery

Here is a classy soft lavender wedding thank you card in a CAS style.
These larkspurs are some of my favorites from the Papertrey Ink "Year of Flowers" collection.


I have always wanted to grow larkspurs myself, but there just
isn't room in the garden at the moment.
Not least because chocolate mint, spearmint, lemon balm and Greek oregano
all escaped their designated areas via runners over the winter
(OK, OK... so the oregano escaped a long time ago
and I gave up.  The lemon balm spread primarily through seeds.
But anyone who grows mint will know EXACTLY what I'm talking about.
Those buried pot solutions last for 1 maybe 2 seasons, until the plastic dry-rots.).
I need to learn to make soap, really.  Because I have a perpetual plethora of mint.
I took my pregnant self out to do battle with the jungle of herbs out there this morning
and although I'm quite sore this afternoon, the mint might just remember
who's boss on this little acre.

Well...maybe.  For awhile.
Like a week...

The die-cut butterflies are from DCWV but I trimmed them even more closely
and added Glossy Accents on the body.

ZIG glue pen + Superfine gold embossing powder = nice deckled edge!

Very subtle coloring of larkspurs with lightest possible lavender Copic
and white Galaxy paint marker:

Here are the challenges:

AAA Cards #66: Watercolors

Less is More #279: Colour Purple

Addicted to CAS #89: PETALS
And let me tell you, larkspurs have a LOT OF THEM!

Addicted to Stamps #197: Make your Mark
(Copic coloring and watercolors)
 Challenge Total: 5

Materials Used on this Card:
Cardstock {Rustic white - Papertrey Ink}
Deckle rectangle die {Spellbinders}
Larkspur Stamp and matching die {Papertrey Ink}
Ink {Archival Black - Ranger}
Gold Superfine Embossing Powder {Recollections}
Sentiment rub-on {Martha Stewart}
Lavender Butterflies {DCWV Die-cut stack...
probably 10 years old...hand-trimmed}
Copic markers
Watercolors {Grumbacher}
Large corner rounder {Martha Stewart}

Thank you so much for visiting!
 I hope you have enjoyed yourself,
and I wish you a wonderful day.

If you get a chance before you go, there is still time to
enter for my Spring Giveaway before next week!
Actually it's more of a destash.  Everything is all packed up and ready to ship ASAP.
Inlinkz is so quick and I've opened the giveaway to both US and
International crafters as well.
Picture and link are on my right-hand sidebar. :)
Take care,
Be well,
and enjoy the sunshine,


  1. That's one beautiful card. Love how you've left the flower as an outline and the 3D butterfly is a lovely touch. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  2. A pretty and elegant card with such beautiful dimension and watercolouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More, AAA Cards and ATCAS this week. Sarah

  3. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. What an awesome way of creating the deckled edge! This card looks fab, really pretty and so full of little details and touches that make it special. Great job!

  5. What a really stylish card, your larkspur looks great!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  6. So so elegant and lovely! The gold edge is so perfect! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous, elegant and unique! Love how you leave the flower branch white with the beautiful colored background. The butterfly perfect embellishment.

  8. Love the rustic card base and the use of the delicate purple tones, great card.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More and ATSM this week, Anita x

  9. Love the splosh of purple together with that delicate butterfly!
    Lovely design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS!

  11. This is a true beauty! Love the splash of purple beneath that wonderful Larkspur die cut and image. The double butterfly is wonderful as is the gold embossed edge on the watercolored panel. Thanks so much for joining us at AAA Cards for our watercolor challenge.

  12. Beautiful. Love the colored background and that gorgeous butterfly. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

  13. Your card is gorgeous. The flower image is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  14. This is beautiful!!! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio


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