If there's one place I can count on each week for inspiration it's the Muse Card Challenge and this week certainly hasn't disappointed me.
This card by Anita is just beautiful and as soon as I saw it I thought of an idea. So I have been inspired by the white heat embossing, the white border around the embossed image and the unusual colour of the background for a wedding card. I also decided to go wedding as I have so few of these and thought it would be a good way to build a bit of choice in my collection.
As soon as I saw those white embossed flowers I thought of a rose background stamp I have from 'The Ton'. I had white embossed this rose onto multimedia cardstock which is really good with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. You can play and play and play with very minimal warpage.
I had heat embossed a while ago and had watercoloured one panel but wasn't so happy with the result but this one I love. The Distress Oxides look amazing with this stamped background. I blended first for overall coverage then flicked water.
Then I decided I wanted more so got out all the colours I liked the thought of so my tattered rose, worn lipstick, barn door, abandoned coral, wild honey and mustard seed, squished on mat, sprayed with water. I drag a piece of acetate through the mess to split it up a bit and cause small bubbles and spots as these look good on the card stock. Use the acetate to place exactly where I want the added bits and turn the card over and just tap down into whats on the mat for more coverage.
I do a lot of little bits at a time and dry the layers in between for more effect. I love how it turned out and I have found the more complimentary colours the better it looks. Once finished and dry I wiped off the flowers with a 'wet one' to bring the white back up. Cut the panel to fit a standard card and glued in place. Finished it off with the 'forever' word die from 'Stamplorations' (ohh yes I do love their dies)and then added some clear gem.
First one definitely:
Though it doesn't follow the Twist I still reckon it looks
magical the way it turned out :)
I hope this fits the criteria for watercolours.
If not I will remove
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