I love the way this card turned out! (I guess we can say that about our cards, can't we???). Doesn't this look like the perfect Mother's Day card? I saw the technique on Patty Bennett's blog and I knew right away I had to try it!
I stamped the rose image on Shimmery White card stock using White Craft Ink. I then added clear embossing powder and embossed with the heat tool.
I then spritz the entire image with water so that there were pools of water in each petal. The embossing keeps the water from running into the surround puddles. I have a pallet that I use when I want to watercolor. I put drops of reinker in each separate unitusing the colors Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, and Pretty in Pink. I lightly dipped my watercolor brush (after wetting it with water) in one of the reinkers and lightly touched a different section of the rose each time. If you add more than one color to a petal, the colors blend very nicely together.
Most of the other cards you've probably seen by now using this technique use a lot of ink and the flowers are bold, bright and beautiful. I wanted my flower to be light and airy so I was very careful on how much ink I applied.
I let the cardstock dry (it took several hours), cut out the image and mounted it on a lacy paper dolly I found at Wal-Mart. It's mounted using Stampin' Up! dimensionals. Though you can't see it in the picture, I scored a line all around the card to give it a framed embossed look.
- Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Flower
- Paper: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, Urban Garden DSP for the leaves
- Ink: White Craft Ink
- Accessories: Reinkers (Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Big Shot, White Organdy Ribbon, Lacy Dolly from Wal-Mart
I'm working on another card using black craft ink and clear embossing powder. I was not able to finish it for tonight's post but here's a sneak peak. I'll post it within the next couple of days
Thanks for visiting and see you tomorrow!