Thursday, January 31, 2019

Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour and Metallics

Welcome to a new Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge for the month of February!

This month our optional twist is "metallics". Shocking, I know, but to me that meant getting out my metallic embossing powders and deciding which one I wanted to use! ;) Once I'd decided on gold, I gathered the rest of my supplies and made this: 

To go with the gold outline, I used my Twinkling H2Os so my flowers would have a little shimmer, too. After they were dry, I mixed a little distress ink with water and iridescent medium so the background would shimmer, too. The perfectly sized sentiment would have been ideal between the two flower sprays... but that perfect sentiment doesn't exist in my stamps, so I went for more metallics, embossing the sentiment on vellum and overlaying the main panel. As I decided on a card base, I discovered a matching cardstock for the flowers, and this simple card was done. I am linking it to the current "anything goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp

My watercolouring teammates have made beautiful use of metallics on their inspiration cards, so please visit the HLS blog to see everyone's creations! It may be a short month, but you have all of it ahead of you to join us! 

Supplies: Stamping' Up rich razzleberry cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, vellum, The Ink Road Bella Flora & Compliments, Volume 1 stamps, Versamark & tumbled glass distress ink, Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, Winsor & Newton iridescent medium, Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway die

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Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful card, very elegant with the gold and the vellum
Barb Housner

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous, Lindsey! I can't emboss on vellum to save my life, JUo x

Dotty Jo said...

And sometimes I can't type my name accurately! Jo x

Helen said...

A pretty feminine card, Lindsey! I love the vellum wrap for the sentiment as it adds that extra something! :)

butterfly said...

Love the glamorous gilded stamping - such an elegant card.
Alison x

Ina G said...

Simply stunning Lindsey. Love the bold colours against the gold. The iridescent medium would look stunning IRL and perfect background touch. Love the embossed vellum.

BożenA said...

Golden stamping makes the card very elegant. Perfectly blends with the deep red of flowers. The card looks stunning
BożenA xx

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, love your gold embossing.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Sue - said...

I just love this card.