You're Gonna Make It!
My design inspiration this week is my all-time favorite technique. It’s quick and easy and the results are always beautiful. For this card design I am using the Love You Floral Stamp set. This is a beautiful stamp set with detailed florals and wonderful scripty sentiments.
I cut down a piece of watercolor paper to 8.5" X 4.25" to fit into my regular size Misti. Since the stamp set had floral clusters on opposite corners meant for an A2 size card, I had to try to make it so that it would fit into a slimline card. I could have cut up the stamp and lined it up on either corners of the card, but decided to just mask the one side before stamping.
After lining up one cluster on one corner, I closed the door on my Misti, then inked up the one cluster with Embossing Ink. I took care to mask the other flower cluster before inking. I used the Embossing Powder -Gilded (Gold) and heat embossed the image. I then proceeded to do the same with the other side but this time moving my stamp to the lower portion of the Misti.
After they were all stamped and heat embossed, I then took out my Brutus Monroe Sparkle Aqua Pigments and dropped color onto the images. I used red and yellow for the flowers and green for the leaves. Then I sprayed the watercolor panel generously with water. I took my paintbrush and guided the color around the images. I let them flow into each other but not too much.
I also used a paper towel to dab off the excess. For the background, I used the purple aqua pigment with the same method as above. To lessen the brightness of the purple, I used some water downed black pigment over it. Then I took the Gilded Gold Aqua Pigment and splattered it all over the panel.
I used the "You're Gonna Make it" sentiment from the stamp set using the same Gilded Gold Embossing Powder.
To finish off the card, I dragged the embossing ink pad all over the sides of the card and then applied the Gilded Embossing Powder then heat set it.
I stamped and heat embossed the front of the envelope using the same technique as I did for the card. I also splattered the envelope with the Gilded Metallic Aqua Pigment.
Hope you were inspired by my tutorial. Thank you for dropping by!
‘Til next time!
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