I love the big, loose blooms in the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp and decided to use it for this card. I am really loving watercoloring images with embossed edges. They keep the color contained and it is easy to get beautiful results.
I used a quarter of a full sheet Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper from a 9″ x 12″ pack, prepped the paper with the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool, and I was ready to watercolor.
I used Distress Ink to color the image. There are so many different colors to choose from, and when you blend them together you get even more variations. For this image I used: Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.
While the image was drying, I die cut Hero Arts Happy from Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper, cut it three times again using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, adhered all of them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. I cut the focal image with the rectangle from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die. For the top folding cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ using the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder.
The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam cut just smaller than the panel. The “happy” die cut was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The “birthday” sentiment is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with the same gold embossing powder and heat set with an embossing tool.
- Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
- Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
- Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
- Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
- Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
- Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder