Sunday, April 6, 2014

Watercolor Background with Iron-Off Embossing

Playing around with a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire's Blog - Watercolor Backgrounds and  Iron-off Embossing.  Be careful when you visit her blog, she is quite the enabler, she makes you need things you didn't know you needed.

I stamped the flourish with Versamark on watercolor paper and heat embossed with clear ep.  Added Distress Inks with sponges randomly on the watercolor paper and misted heavily to blend the colors.  Got impatient waiting for it to dry, so used my heat gun to speed up the process.  Inked the flowers with Distress Markers, lightly misted and stamped on white cardstock.  Framed the flowers with Core'dinations Shattered die cut with an oval frame, lightly sanded around the edges and adhered with Tombow Mono.  Added the leaves, died ribbon with threaded button - attached with a Tombow Power Tab, vellum butterfly (sponged with Brilliance Ink) and some Paper Pen pearls in cream.

Challenges:  Mod Squad Challenge Blog - make your own background paper

                   STAMPlorations Blog - Monthly Challenge - Stamps and Favorite Technique
                  The Card Concept -in the Shabby Chic category
               Time Out Challenge

           Tombow Challenge - April Showers - they do bring May flowers

Thanks for visiting!


sandie said...

You have done a brilliant job here and it made me laugh when you said you got impatient waiting for it to dry...sounds like me!! I do love the fabric of that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful. I love this card. Great detail and technique. :)

Deanna Dean said...

So pretty. I love all your little details and softness of your card. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

maria f. said...

The enabler, ha, she sure is. Love this technique and the soft blending you achieved with your inked BG. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month.

Beverley said...

Beautiful card & FAB technique. Love how you were inspired by the photo. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

OttawaMom said...

So soft and pretty! Beautiful card and a technique I am going to have to try out!