I started by heat embossing the leaves in white on a piece of heavy water colour paper before colouring them in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The background is colour washed with Distress Ink and I did some free hand swirls. The greeting is from the Birthday Words A5 sheet.
I also heat embossed the bloom, this time with rose pink embossing powder, followed by Distress Inks, adding a darker shade of red each time. When dry, I fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the card over the leafy background and off the card base. Finally, I gave in to a little shine with the Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Glitter Marker in Clear ... couldn't be helped!
This really is an easy card and the embossed outlines make water colouring a breeze. You know me, I don't go for complicated techniques! These sketchy images are perfect for colouring in the lines. The card is also flat as a pancake - ideal for mailing!