I decided to create a second version of the watercolor card I created last week. As you may remember, I wasn’t sure if I really liked how my watercoloring turned out on that card, but I loved the overall concept of my design. This time, I decided to keep the same basic design of the card, but this time did a one-layer version with some ink blending instead.
I started this version of the card by stamping the image and sentiment (both from Stampin’ Up) with VersaMark then heat embossing it in gold. I masked off the flower then created an ombre ink blended background using Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then splattered with background with some water then dabbed it off after about 30 seconds to add some texture. I also added some gold splatters using Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray. I finished off the card by adding a generous layer of clear Wink of Stella over the entire flower.
I’m much happier with the finished card this time. Not only do I like the ink blended background better, but I think the gold embossing powder adds a bit of much needed “pop” over the silver embossing I did on the watercolor version. In the future, I’ll reserve my silver powders for cards when I’m doing a much darker background.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Stampin’ Celebration – the current theme is a photo inspiration.
- AAA Cards – the current theme is anything goes.
- Curtain Call – the current theme is simplicity.
Until next time …