Monday, October 30, 2017

My Kind of Person

Hello again!  It's time for another Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and this week Barbara has chosen the colors Hello Honey, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red, and "dessert" is to watercolor.  No diet for me this week, I chose to include dessert with my card.  I did substitute Distress Ink colors for the Stampin' Up colors, so they are not identical but I came pretty close for the most part.

I began by heat embossing the large Kind Flowers floral image on watercolor paper, then water coloring very simply, starting light then going back and adding a bit of darker color.  Once the flowers and leaves were dry, I used the turquoise ink to color the word "Kind" and add a wash around the image.

The panel was trimmed down, the scallop border added, then it was popped up on the Tempting Turquoise card base with foam tape.  I applied distress ink directly to paper, dried it thoroughly then heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment in gold.  I hand cut the words from paper, intentionally making them a bit wonky, then added them to the card front with foam tape.  Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze, very similar to Glossy Accents, was added to the middle of all the flowers except the yellow ones, where I added Simply White Crystal drops.  I also covered the large "Kind" first with Clear Wink of Stella then with the Crystal Glaze.  Sparkling Clear Sequins were the final addition to my card.

That's it for tonight!  Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, it's always so appreciated.  I've added a link to the SCS Color Challenge, so I hope you'll use it to check out all the inspiration and join us this week!


Product details
Stamps:  Kind Flowers (Simon Says Stamp November 2017 Monthly Card kit)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Neenah Solar White, Canson XL watercolor
Ink:  Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Versmark
Other:  Tonic Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops and Crystal Glaze, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Framelit (MFT), Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

1 comment:

Nora N. said...

This is stunning!! I love the cluster of flowers in gold and the way you matted the card. Makes the sentiment POP!!