Good morning friends. When I saw Heather Nichols beautiful card over at PTI's latest Make it Monday challenge, I knew I had to play! The challenge was to use embossing and watercoloring, which combined together, makes a truly beautiful effect! My only struggle with this challenge, was photographing it! This is one of those cards that in real life, really, really is so pretty! Take a look:
I used PTI's "Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley" for this card. I started by using SU!'s Crumb Cake ink and "French Script" background stamp on a layer of really light tan cs from my local stamp store. I then embossed the flower image with VersaMark and white embossing powder. For the leaves and stems, I used SU!'s Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke re-inkers and my Aqua Painter. When it came time for the flowers, I admit I was a little stumped what to use, as I didn't have a white re-inker. I tried using a white water color pencil, but it simply did not show up! I ended up and used a product called "Smooch", which is a pearlized top coat. It works almost like a nail polish as far as applying it. Once it dries, it gives this really pretty pearlized look to the flowers that like I said earlier, I just couldn't seem to capture with my camera...grrrrrrrrr! Here's a close up that shows the flowers a little better:
I finished the card by layering it with Always Artichoke, and then the card base is the same light tan cs. I added seam binding ribbon (Spring Moss), a button tied with jute, and a little tag from PTI's Ting Tags die and stamp set to finish the card.
That's all for this week friends! Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0)