Monday, June 22, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Wanted to get another card done using another favorite technique for this week's SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge which is white embossing to create a resist background along with watercoloring. Also, this is for the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .
Here is my card: 
Wanted to keep this card clean and simple so I started with my stitched white background first by using my blueprints 13 and than took some Summer Splash cardstock and cut out a rectangle. Next, I cut out a pierced rectangle and added the sentiment. 

Stamped the flowers and leaves from the set: Peonies from Avery Elle onto some water color paper first using versamark ink and white embossed it first to create a resist effect when adding color. Next, I played with a mix of colors using my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers by first adding the color to my craft sheet and than picking up color with the water brush.

When I was happy with the colors, I fussy cut them and added some foam mount underneath to build the arrangement. Last but not least, I added some enamel dots to finish this thank-you card.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Peonies (Avery Elle)
Card stock and Paper: White (Crafter's Companion), Summer Splash (MFT), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion),  
Inks: Black (Hero Arts), Spectrum Noir Aqua markers
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Pierced Rectangle (MFT), Enamel Dots, White embossing powder (Ranger), Versamark Ink, Foam Mount Tape 


  1. Wow, this is stunning, Elizabeth! Your flowers look gorgeous.

  2. Wow, this is stunning, Elizabeth! Your flowers look gorgeous.