Sunday, March 27, 2016

Timeless Birthday

Hi there!  Hope your day is going well!  I have a card to share that I made for this week's challenge at Color Throwdown, with the gorgeous combination of teal, aqua and gold.  I ended up using Bermuda Bay and Pool party for the blues.

For my card I decided to create a collage and ended up using 4 different stamp sets.  I started by stamping the flourish and dots in Versamark on a panel of Whisper White card stock, then heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped the large Watercolor Wash background stamp in Pool Party and sponged both Pool Party and Bermuda Bay around the edges and over the embossed images.  The dragonfly and the circle image were stamped then embossed with gold embossing powder.

Timeless Textures has a great variety of background images, one of which was stamped horizontally in the middle and the other one with dots used vertically on the lower right.

After I got done with all the stamping, embossing and sponging, I was not really sure I liked the result, it didn't seem to have enough contrast.  But after the ink dried overnight, the clear embossed images really seemed to pop out more and the texture of all the stamped images more apparent.

To finish things off, I applied a strip of Gold Metallic Tape, then popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals.  I decided not to add any other embellishments so as not to obscure everything going on in the collage.

Thanks so much for looking!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Do be sure to use the link above and check out all the great inspiration at Color Throwdown!



Product details:
Stamps:  Watercolor Wash, Balloon Celebration, Awesomely Artistic, Timeless Textures
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Versamark
Other:  Gold and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Glitter Tape, Circle Card Thinlit (banners), Sponges


Broni said...

What a gorgeous collage card! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Barbie F. said...

I love the versamark/embossing technique! Thanks for sharing how you did that. I'm pinning this great card now!