Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thinking of You

Hello Friends! I hope your weekend has been wonderful so far. I have a card to share with you today, featuring a stamp set from a new stamp company called, Altenew. This stamp company is the creation of two VERY talented ladies, Tasnim Ahmed and Jennifer Rzasa. I have had the pleasure of having them for teachers in the Watercolor for Cardmakers Online Class. Both ladies are fabulous with watercolors and if you haven't visited their blogs, I encourage you to hop on over.

My card was inspired by this beauty HERE, created by Jennifer McGuire. The inspiration photo from the Altenew September challenge inspired my color palette.

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I stamped the images from Altenew's Persian Motifs set with Versamark ink onto the smooth side of a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card stock and then embossed them with White Pearl embossing powder. Then, I watercolored the images using Peerless Watercolors...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those watercolors. I used the same technique that Jennifer McGuire showed in her video, linked above. It's really very easy to do and the results are always different and always nice. You really can't go wrong with watercoloring an embossed image. It's a super fun technique and I hope you'll give it a try.

After my images were dry, I went over the petals with a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, cuz I gotta have my sparkle! :)

Next, I stamped the sentiment. Then I used a piece of patterned paper to mat the focal panel. And finally, I adhered the focal panel onto my card base with foam tape and added a few pearls to finish it off.

**I am entering this card into a few challenges...
Altenew September Challenge - From the Craft Room: Lime Lemonade
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp It Challenge and Blog Hop

That's it for me!  Thanks for stopping by!


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stamp sets: Persian Motifs(Altenew)  Sweet Havana(Mama Elephant)
card stock: Neenah White 110lb   Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor(Ranger)
patterned paper: Origins collection(Basic Grey)
ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)  Soft Suede(Stampin' Up!)
other: Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush(Zig)  Champagne pearls(Kaiser Craft)  Peerless Watercolor Bonus Pack  White Pearl Super Fine embossing powder(WOW!)


Donna Cala said...

Beautiful! The watercolored flowers are perfect. I just can not master watercolor. I should have invested in the Peerless instead of a cheap set.

Sheila H said...

Barb, your card is gorgeous. The watercolor embossing technique makes those beautiful flowers so life like. The WOS and pearls are perfect finishing touches.

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card, Barb. I will most definitely check out the blogs you mentioned. I really like the look of this technique. So, so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Alanna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Barb. So soft and pretty.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Barbara, fabulous water colouring of the beautiful embossed flowers!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Tasnim said...

Your card is so pretty Barb! I too love the Peerless water colors :) Thanks so much for playing along!