Good morning stampin' friends! First of all, my apologies that this post is later than usual. I've been trying to get my posts done a few days in advance, or the night before at the least but I was on the struggle bus last night with this card. Actually, what I did last night looked NOTHING like this. I woke up in the middle of the night (not unusual for me) and I had a completely different idea...got up this morning and this is what I came up with. I love it and hope you do, too...and I hope it comes across as pretty in photos as it is in person!
Have you noticed the tile image in the Country Home stamp set? I think it's easy to overlook! I started by inking that image in VersaMark ink onto a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped them diagonally, four in a cluster and the rest randomly, then embossed them with gold embossing powder. Next, I did a watercolor wash with an Aqua Painter and ink from the lid of my Blackberry Bliss pad. I love the gold and Blackberry Bliss together....so rich! When the watercolor was very dry, I used a Stampin' Sprizter with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and gold shimmer paint to spritz over the image to create a lovely gold sheen (the image below shows it best). Finally, I flicked some ink off the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write marker over the image.
The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set. This set is so nice for it's large variety of sentiments--everything from birthday to brides to babies! I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I clipped the right end to flag it, then attached it to the watercolor paper.
The background is Blackberry Bliss cardstock run through the Big Shot in the Tin Tile embossing folder and layered onto a Blackberry Bliss card base. To finish it up, I attached the watercolor paper to a piece of gold foil paper (I used Tear and Tape for this...the watercolor paper was a little warped so using a strong adhesive not only pulls out the warp but also assures that it will not pull away from the foil), then adhered it onto the card base.
So much shimmer!!
Thanks for stopping by today...I'll be back with a quick and easy project for Simple Sunday!