Thank you for joining me today on World Card Making Day!
I’m celebrating by crafting all day and sharing my creations on YouTube and my blog! I’m delighted that you are joining me. I’m also celebrating by participating in some challenges today at The Flower Challenge. They are celebrating their second birthday and the challenge is to use florals with sparkle. (I went with shiny because I do love bling!)
I started this card on Thursday, but ran out of time to finish it. I thought I would finish it yesterday, but it was First Friday here in our beautiful hometown of Greenport, NY. Tourist season is mostly over, although the farm stands have fall festivals and people go crazy over those pumpkins. In our little town, on the first Friday of every month we have a gallery walk. I love gallery walks! Our town dates back to the days of early settlers and it has a rich and interesting maritime history. The town has a bakery, a bookstore, a maritime museum, a train station, wineries, a brewery, lots of antique stores, boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and art galleries. There is an old blacksmith shop that operates on weekends in season, a little red school house and a little jail! There is so much more, but as you can see, it is a fabulous little town. My husband and I went on the gallery walk and I admired some stunning photography, paintings, drawings…you name it. We had a wonderful dinner at a new place we had not yet tried and had a very pleasant evening.
Alas, I didn’t finish my card until today!
I was trying a new watercolor technique with the Ranger Distress markers. I colored along the embossed lines and then used a wet paint brush to pull the color out into the larger part of each petal and leaf.
This is Altenew’s Forever and Always coordinating stamp and die set, along with Altenew’s Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
The sentiment came from one of my favorite and most used Altenew stamp and die sets called Peony Spray.
I just finished the Color Theory class taught by Debby Hughes, so I was employing some of her lessons into my color choices here.
This is the first time I used the Antique Gold embossing powder from Altenew. Look at the shine and sparkle you get from it!! You can see the detail in the tiny sentiment, so it really embossed beautifully.
Here is the challenge link to The Flower Challenge:
I’ve created a video for you to see the technique that I used and you will find the supply list below:
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Thank you for stopping by!! Happy World Card Making Day!
Oh WOW!! Your card is gorgeous Kim, I love, love the gold embossing on your flowers and the fabulous and beautiful way you colored them, I can see the lovely shine of this powder on the sentiment too.
Thank you for sharing this amazing card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again next time.
Thank you for stopping by, Maria!
Hi I watched a tutorial of yours for covering a shopping pad with the pen on the inside.I can’t find the tutorial again. I noted the instructions but didn’t note the size of the cardstock to start off with. Could you help please
The only video I can find like that is one I created using a DVD case to hold the pad and pen. That paper was cut at 7 x 10 3/4″. I hope that is the one you are looking for!
Hi Kim! What a beautiful card. I wanted to ask if it works out fine to die cut an image after it is embossed? I didn’t know if the embossed outline would crack. I am still avoiding watercoloring but I need to start. You made this seem extremely easy and it is just so pretty. I will also be commenting on the distress crayon on the mini canvas post. You have opened a few new doors for me. Thanks for sharing.
I think watercoloring is the most relaxing of all the techniques I’ve been exploring. You can start with using your dye inks and move on from there. You don’t need anything special to create pretty watercolor projects. It is fine to die cut after heat embossing. It won’t affect the embossed image at all. If you were dry embossing with an embossing folder, I would die cut first and then emboss. But I have never had the heat embossed enamel crack. Usually the die cut fits outside the embossing and doesn’t affect it. This drop in technique is so easy and quite fun to do.
I don’t know how you got your photo to show the sparkle of the embossing but it’s wonderful, Kim, as is your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at The Flower Challenge.