Using watercolor paper, I heat embossed the wild flower image from the "In The Meadow" stamp set, multiple times across the bottom of my paper in clear. I then inked up my clear stamp block with Pool Party (for the sky) and Pear Pizzazz for the ground, spritzed it a bit with water and then stamped it down on the paper. This was a little tricky because I didn't get the look I wanted right away, so I did it a couple more times. Then I spritzed the paper itself and the colors began to bleed a bit into each other. I then took a stamp from "Timeless Textures" to add a smudgy border around the edges in Crumb Cake ink. I then continued using Crumb Cake to sponge the edges, and went over it again with Early Espresso ink. I used my blender pen to add some Old Olive to flower stems, and Rose Red and Delightful Dijon on the Flowers. Once again, I spritzed water over the entire image and let the inks all blend together.
As you can imagine, this curls the paper a bit and gets it fairly soggy, despite it being watercolor paper, but to speed up the process, I applied heat on the low setting, with my embossing tool. After that, it flattened out pretty well. I then stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect stamp set.
Just for some extra texture, I decided to frame it with some paper piercing using the piercing tool and the Updated Essentials Piercing Template. I think used a generous amount of Fast Fuse adhesive to mount it securely onto a Basic Black, and then mounted that on a Very Vanilla card base.
I am excited to try some more cards using this technique. I think it turned out very artistic.