Saturday, March 30, 2013

Make It Monday #109: Watercolor Stamping Plus Embossing

What a wonderful way to end March, with a great stamping and embossing technique in one. This week Betsy from Papertrey Ink showed us how to stamp with watercolor reinkers and then stamp emboss over the watercolor image. After a few mistakes I am proud to show you my entry for this week's Make It Monday.
I first stamp the solid flower image and then went back and stamped the leave image.
The white paper felt so stark to me that I decided to soften the edges with TH Antique Linen ink and a foam blending  tool. After my card was complete I took some Harvest Gold reinker and a paint brush and flicked some yellow ink on my card front to give it some more depth and definition.

PTI The Sweet Life stamp set, reinkers~~ Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss. White embossing power, Smoky Shadow (sentiment) Tim Holtz Antique Linen.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment and have a blessed day!

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 2013 Blog Hop Challenge

Sequins are popping up everywhere on paper crafting projects and now's your chance to try out this new trend!  With the variety of colors and shapes available, the sky is the limit with the creative possibilities! Paper crafters use them to accent the centers of flowers, add them as borders, fill shakers, or create random splashes of sparkle.  

I love the card Betsy made a few weeks ago using the "bokeh (boh-kay)" technique so on this card I played around with the stars and this technique. All I can say is that it is very fun to do! Underneath the sequins the stamped stars are a little darker and then gradually fade lighter and lighter.

Supplies: PTI Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky CS, Think Big (sentiment), Party Popper~ stars and bow, Fabulous Frames die cut, Joann's sequins and spangles, MS bakers twine, Close to My Heart (balloon-fussy cut) and strip stamp on lower edge of frame.
INK~ Enchanted Evening, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky.