Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dana's embossed watercolors!

Hi CropStop fans! Dana here again sharing a simple card today. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Couture Creations Damask Embossing Folder for the base of my card. To create the watercolor effect, I used the gorgeous Tim Holtz Spring 2012 Distress Ink Set, Radiant Rain Honeydew Mist, and a spray bottle of water.

I stamped the ink pads onto my my craft mat, randomly added some mist, and then spritzed the entire area with water.  I then gently laid my embossed cardstock over the pool of color and applied some light pressure.  I love how the raised areas of the cardstock absorbed most of the color, leaving the background white! Once the ink and mist dried, I mounted the embossed piece onto a piece of solid colored cardstock.

I added some small paper flowers for another layer of color and applied Gold Stickles to the flower centers. The pale green areas from the Radiant Rain Mist have a wonderful subtle shimmer.

I used two colors of sheer ribbon for this bow, Yellow/White Sheer Dots and Teal/Teal Organdy Swirl.  I added a charm and pin to the bow to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


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Vicki said...

Love this card, Dana! The color combo looks fabulous on the white embossed background.

Susan Hogan said...

How absolutely fabulous - off to try this now! Thanks for being so inspirational.