Monday, 25 June 2018

Faux Watercolouring

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.
Super simple one and a great way to get more mileage from your embossing folders.

I love the look of watercolouring and this is such a simple technique that helps to achieve that look especially when using my Distress Oxide inks.
I began by inking up my Darice Embossing folder called Henna, sprayed with a generous amount of water and pressed a piece of heavy weight cardstock into the wet ink.  I rubbed gently then removed my paper to reveal the print.  Love how all the colours blended together.
I dried it with my heat gun then placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the sentiment with black ink.  I clear embossed the sentiment as well, to help make it pop against the colourful bkg.
I mounted it simply on a piece of coloured cardstock and then added one black gem to the center of one of the flowers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamp- Art Soul (Hampton Arts)
Inks- Tuxedo Black (Memento); Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, 
Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; EB folder- Henna (Darice); clear eb powder; heat tool; black gem


Karen Dunbrook said...

Thanks so very much for coming by...I really appreciate it.

Viv said...

Wow Karen another masterpiece again ! your backgrounds are always so amazing, great stamping too ;) hugs Viv xx

Esther Asbury said...

What a bright and happy card! I love the background you created with your embossing folding and distress inks! So pretty!

I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
Current link party:

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful bright, colorful and cheerful design, Karen. I love how your spritzed DOX's blended in your eb folder. Wonderful stamped sentiment too. TFS, my friend. Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a beautiful design and a great way to use the embossing folders too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen
Gr Karin

I Card Everyone said...

Besides the one I sent to my friend Deepti, you are the only other person I know that has this embossing folder, Karen!!
OH MY do I love what you've done here … I may have to borrow this idea! There isn't a thing faux about its beauty!

cuilliesocks said...

Love this and seems such a simple technique for a wonderful outcome, beautifully created Karen, Kate x

Annie said...

Definitely want to remember to try this technique, Love how pretty your card is!

Pat said...

The inked embossing folder technique has work fantastically here Karen, and I adore the mix of colours, so bright and pretty, and another of your great sentiments too. x

Loll said...

Your embossing folder stamping is gorgeous Karen. Love the mix of pretty colours with that gorgeous folder design. xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is gorgeous and soooooo cool! I still haven't tried this technique and I really must! Thank you for reminding me! xxx

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Karen! Beautiful colors and blending! Love the black center!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Karen, I'm amazed how crisp the image is:)

kiwimeskreations said...

Absolutely stunning - I really must try that technique - I keep promising myself... and you keep inspiring me :-)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This card is just so happy! I love the colors and you rocked the technique!

Mac Mable said...

What a great effect and loving the technique. Such vibrant, fun and cheerful colours on your stunning card x

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and design - makes me think of the tie-dye I did in my younger years!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karen! It's so pretty and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sall said...

The colours on this are gorgeous. Thank you for participating at IAAS

Annick said...

great idea, Karen to use the embossing folders in this way !

Roman reigns said...

nice cards I suggesting your website to my friend, he is searching for cards.