Sunday, August 14, 2016
Have A Wonderful Day
Today's card was created for the latest Just Us Girls challenge. I have to admit that watercoloring is not really my coloring medium of choice. The truth is I'm just not that good at it. I like to do the smooshing technique but actual painting is not really my forte. But I thought I would work with an image that didn't really require a lot of painting skills and would be forgiving of my somewhat sloppy painting skills. I started with a piece of cold pressed Canson watercolor paper and stamped the Stampendous Ranunculous Fields stamp using Versafine onyx black ink. I immediately covered the stamped image with clear embossing powder from Zing and heat embossed it. I like using this technique because the heat embossing creates a small ridge on the paper that helps keep the paint in check and, trust me, I need all of the help I can get when it comes to painting! LOL. I painted the image in using Tim Holtz distress inks and once I was finished I dried it with my heat tool and then covered the entire panel with some pretty Tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz for a nice, all over shine and shimmer. The distress inks react to the moisture from the spray so it leaves pretty little water droplets all over the image too. I cut the panel down and added some foam tape to the back and mounted it onto my card base, which I had covered with some bright canary yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I die cut the sentiment panels using Verve Stamps Mini Classy Label dies and stamped the greeting from the Waltzing Mouse Old Country Roses stamp set. I popped the sentiment panel up off of the card using more foam tape and added a few 6mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to complete my card. I hope you like it!