Due to a goof, the embossed border is wider and further up than intended, but that's seems to be the way it's going for me lately. Try to picture it with a narrower border at the very bottom edge. Got it? Much better, right? Nevertheless, I think it's usable and I had great fun with the watercolor.
Now, here's a shock -- it's a one layer card. I used Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface paper, which is plenty heavy enough for a one layer card and, as with all watercolor paper, the color does not bleed through to the other side. The painting is done very loose style, not my usual way, but it sure was quick and I actually like it a lot. Ink moves like crazy on this paper. That can be good or bad when it comes to watercolor, but I'm finding it a good thing now that I know what to expect.
One handy dandy tip I'll point out: See the card edges where the gold cord wraps around. There are tiny notches there, barely noticeable at first. I did that with a 16th" hole punch. It helps hold the cord in place so it doesn't slip around all cockeyed on the one-layer card. Also, there is a dab of Aleene's Tacky Glue under the cord knot.
The stamps are Power Poppy -- Vibrant Thanks for the flowers, and Party Time for the sentiment. Watercoloring was done with Tombow markers.
So, here's that challenge link: CAS Watercolor Challenge -- Birthday
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