Nothing in Heidi's instructions indicated the watercolour background had to be the "whole" base of the card for this challenge, so I decided to use only a portion of it in my design. The card base I chose to make is called a Pop Out Swing Card. The watercolour background and silhouette are showcased on both the swing panel and sentiment panels at the front of the card.
|When opened the Pop Up Swing Card has three panels. I combined stamps from the Basic Butterfly and Serene Silhouettes stamp sets for the tree silhouette and the inside sentiments and stamped them in Blackberry Bliss ink. I embossed the tree silhouette on the watercolour background using Clear Embossing Powder over Blackberry Bliss and Versa Mark inks.|
Once it was thoroughly dry (the next day), I inked up my tree silhouette with Versa Mark and then Blackberry Bliss ink and stamped it in the center of the watercolour panel. I spread Clear Embossing Powder over the still wet ink and embossed the image. Wow did it pop and give added texture to the card.
Stamp Sets: Serene Silhouettes, Basic Butterflies and Really Good Greetings
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, and Versa Mark for the silhouette, sentiments and sponging around the watercolour panel.
Re-inkers: Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
- Card base: Blackberry Bliss cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
- Inside Layer: Whisper White 5 x 6" scored at 2" and 4"
- Front Layers: Hello Honey 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", Lost Lagoon 3 x 3", and Watercolour Paper 2 3/4 x 2 3/4" for
- Sentiment strip 1" x 3 1/2"watercolour paper
I hope you enjoyed this all occasion card that celebrates an accomplishment. For me I was pleased that I accomplished the double challenge and came up with something that I really liked. It was also fun combining the challenge with a fancy fold card that I've been wanting to make.
I hope you'll check out the rest of the samples on the Watercooler Watercolour Combo Challenge, they're truly awesome and leave these talented gals some comments while you're there.
I also hope you'll try out both of these techniques. I'd really like to know what you enjoyed about doing them and a link to your projects. Oh, and there's still a bit of time to play along with this challenge, if you're up for it today. We'd love to have you join in the fun!