This beautiful Waterlily is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Waterlily" and so are the Koi fish swimming happily around it. I stamped the images of the flower, lily pads and fish onto Canson water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, I added some shading and texture to the petals with Prismacolor pencils. I did a bit of masking to place the Lily pads to look like they are under the flower, then I fussy cut all of the images to start building my little "pond".
I used the retired SU Labels Collection dies to cut the blue card stock and also a piece of thin Vellum to make it look like water, I adhered the fish with a glue dot and put the Vellum on top with double sided tape, then I placed the flower, this hopefully gives the illusion of water with the fish "swimming" around. I added some Wink of Stella to the petals, I sure hope you can see it.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.
I didn't put any sentiment on the front of the card, I really didn't want to clutter my little water scene so, I put it inside, all of this images are from the same set.
And here is a picture of the stamp set I used to create my card. This set dates back to 2012!!
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Happy Stamping, hugs from Maria.