The flower card is using a technique I recently saw on Splitcoast stampers. All you need is an open flower stamp set. Heat emboss the image in white on kraft/crumb cake. Then use your aqua painter and SU white craft ink (either from the ink pad or a few drops from the refill bottle) to whitewash the petals. Okay a moment of confession : I have had my white craft pad for nearly 10 years and until the other day I hated it. It was always too juicy and took too long to dry and didn't emboss well. Today I LOVE it. I still use versamark and white EP to emboss but now I finally have a use for that pad which has come dangerously close to the trash many a time.
After that white wash layer has dried use your aqua painter and regular ink to color over the petals. These flowers are from the retired a year or two ago set 5th Ave. Floral.
The cage is a Tim Holtz die cut out in Wisteria Wonder. The bird is from kaiser craft. I used SU pearls to doll up the cage and the labels framelits is used to cover up where I messed up and so I under mounted a piece of DSP with the sentiment embossed on it in early espresso EP. A piece of ribbon and a retired everyday enchantment brads.
My next card was inspired by a Pin. It was so cute I had to create a punch art version of a camper trailer. I had a piece of Sycamore Street DSP on my desk and I thought it would be cute as the curtains so that set the color pallet. I started with a square of calypso coral and with my ovals framelits and a pencil drew some lines to round off the shape. The door and window are pool party. I also used some vellum to help with the illusion of a window.
A strip of silver paper with one end put into the modern label punch is the trailer/hitch. The 1 1/4 inch circle punch makes the wheel well and the 1" and 3/4 " make the wheel. the banner is made with the pennant punch (just the very tip)
The bottom is finished with a trip of lucky limeade CS, DSP and bakers twine. I also used the cloudy day EF on the background piece.
I hope you enjoyed these cards and feel inspired to make your own garden of flowers or punch art.