Monday, September 11, 2017
Thoughts of You
I am sharing my final card that I created this past weekend using a quick Acrylic Block Watercolor Stamping technique (this is a fun technique and I am sure that I will be sharing cards with this type of background again in the future).
I wanted to play along with a few online challenges and will be linking to the Happy Little Stampers September CAS “Silhouette” Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday “STAMPtember- Stamp It” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #298-#299 “Anything Goes”Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). SwipeTim Holtz® Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink onto a medium sized acrylic block, spritz with water, flip the block over onto a piece of watercolor paper and put something heavy (I used my electric pencil sharpener on my desk) and allow it to stay on the paper for five minutes.
2). After five minutes, lift the paper off the block, pat any excess water and dry with the heat tool. Spritz again with water to add a few water spots and dry with the heat tool.
3). Once the panel has thoroughly dried, de-static with an embossing powder tool, stamp the floral image and sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes (designed by Korin Sutherland available at Sweet ‘n SassyStamps) with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
4). Trim around the image and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.
5). Use a water brush with Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves ink to add a light wash to a piece of vanilla cardstock, add a bit of splatter with black ink, trim and mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and add to the white card base.
6). Mount the embossed floral image with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Inks- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up!), Canson™ Watercolor
Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! May the Lord keep all of you safe in the path of Hurricane Irma- hugs, sweet friends!