Floral Background with Chipboard Photo Frame

Floral Background with Chipboard Photo Frame

Hello crafty friends! Lauren here, sharing this floral card with a faux watercolor effect.

 I started by using my Zig markers directly onto the background stamp, loosely scribbling over the areas with the desired colors. It doesn't need to be done quickly, as the whole thing will be spritzed with water, which will re-activate anything that has dried. When the whole thing has been covered, use a spray bottle to mist over the colored stamp. I spritzed just enough to wet all the ink because I wanted a more clear impression of the images. The more water you add, the less you'll see the lines of the image, and the more chance you have to muddy the colors together. There are some really pretty effects by adding more water, but I wanted the lines mostly visible. I placed a sheet of aqua pigment paper over the stamp and gently pressed down for about 15-20 seconds. I pulled the paper off and set it aside to dry.

Then I used the embossing ink pad, squishing it down directly onto the chipboard photo frame. I coated it in Alabaster embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated this two more times, to get a nice thick coat of white. I heat embossed the sentiment onto a light kraft colored cardstock and sliced the words apart into little rectangles. I cut a strip of silver glitterstock and glued it to the edge of the floral panel, and then adhered that to a slightly larger panel of the light kraft, letting the panel show on the left side. I used foam tape to pop up the two words in the middle, and then also to pop up the frame around it. 

Have you used any of the chipboard pieces yet? They are so versatile! Share your creations on social media, and be sure to use the hashtags #BrutusMonroe and #CreateYourOwnEnding so we can see what you make! Have a great weekend. 

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