Oh my, I loved how beautifully clean and simple Elizabeth's card was yesterday! I, too, reached for a Penny Black brushstroke stamp for our direct to stamp Tombow dual brush pen technique.
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For an extra fluid/watercolor effect, I stamped my background image (Penny Black 40-290 Poppy Parade) several times. I colored directly onto my stamp using the Tombow pens, even adding shading by coloring with a darker color towards the center of the flowers and lighter towards the edge of the petals. I then misted my stamp heavily with water for the first layer and stamped onto white cardstock. Then I followed the same process, but for each consecutive layer, I misted with less and less water. The final time I stamped the image (the 4th time), I did not mist the stamp with water at all.
I also wanted the background to have a watercolor look so I again, using the Tombow dual brush pens, colored with the pen on my acrylic block, added water with a paint brush, and then painted the light blue and tan colors around the flowers.
To finish things off, I stamped Penny Black 1999L Letter Background, coloring with my pen directly onto the stamp and then randomly stamping onto the background. A few splatters of Gesso add additional movement to the background. I stamped my sentiment (Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words) onto Penny Black Creative Die 51-027 Triple Banner. Finally, I mounted the stamped pieces to pattern paper and embellished with ribbon, twine, and pearls. Tombow 3D Foam Tabs add height and dimension to my sentiment banner.