Monday, 12 August 2013
We actually made three cards but I managed to send one off to a friend for her birthday before I photographed it! See, it's a hectic life I lead :-)
The first card was a 'technique' card and I wanted to teach my ladies resist emboss technique using watercolour paper and aqua painter pens. We used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and heat embossed the flower heads in clear on the watercolour paper before adding colour using the aqua markers. The key to getting a lovely watercolour blended effect is to put plenty of water with the ink. I encouraged the ladies to
add splatters too. The sentiment for this card is from Petite Pairs set. Did you spot that lovely stretch ruffle ribbon along the bottom? It's so super to use and I'm loving the new 'in colours' for this season... I've used Coastal Cabana for the card base and then added Pistachio Pudding with ink and the ribbon and I think they go really well with my old favourite Rich Razzleberry.