I completely love this background stamp. With so much detail you can really make such an elegant card….of course when it’s paired with a simply sentiment and a combination of simple colors.
So I started off by stamping the image onto some Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock with Versamark Ink. Then I sprinkled the image with Rangers Super Fine White embossing powder and heat sett it to perfection using the Milwaukee Precision Heat Gun. With any superfine embossing powder you can get wonderfully detailed embossed images.
I taped my embossed piece to a board and grabbed my watercolor palette, a super inexpensive 36 color cakes from Simply Art. Now, this truly proves you do not need expensive top of the line watercolors to get high quality, beautiful results. Im also using various round brushes for my watercoloring. And its not shown in the pictures but I used a dropper to drop clean water on the cakes to get the pigment started.
I have started by painting by sections with colors that blend nicely together.
My result of the finished watercolor piece looks beautiful. I would usually heat set my watercolor pieces but because I didn’t want to ruin my embossing I let it air dry.
After removing the tape theres a tiny white border so I simply trimmed it off using my Fiskars premium titanium blade paper trimmer.
I added the sentiment by using my EK success powder tool (not shown) first to make sure I dont get any stray embossing powders. I chose several sentiments to put together using the Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set from My Favorite Things. Inked it with Versamark ink and stamped the sentiment using the Fiskars stamp press (the smaller version).
To assemble I have a Neenah White 140lb cardstock as my card base measuring 4-1/4″ by 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ to make a top folding card.
I’ve added some foam tape to the back of my front panel, removed the backings to the tape and adhered the panel centered to my base card.
And the final result. Please dont mind my markers in the background. But the colors and detailed stamp image are so beautiful.
Heres a variation using a combination of different colors (in rainbow order) and a different sentiment.
I am definitely making several sets of these and giving them away! Leave a comment below, follow my instagram and subscribe to me on YouTube (@MaraiahCrystalDesigns) to snag a set for yourself.
Three (3) winners will be chosen at random. Deadline will be on April 18, 2015 at 11:59pm HST (Hawaii Time since Im in Hawaii)
Thanks for joining me. Happy Crafting!!!