Stunning! The color combination is wonderful. I like the design with the bracket border, the off center stamping, and that gorgeous heart. TFS. Daria
WOW! this is a STUNNING Card!
I love these colors! gorgeous inking!
Oh wow what fantastic colors and Love the heart, Wonderful card!
Beautiful card. Love the colors.
this is gorgeous! Thank you for providing the instructions on how you created your masterpiece. I would love to try this but mine wouldn't come out as good as yours.
Project - Layered Thanks
posted 03/25/11 at 10:42 AM
Made from watercolor paper, mounted onto a white reporter-fold card base. To make the background, I placed a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper on my non-stick craft sheet. Then I used a blending tool and foam to swirl on Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks.
Next, I stamped Hero Arts G3316 Harlequin Pattern Block over top, using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Then I stamped Hero Arts K5192 Dots over top of that with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I dripped water droplets onto the background and dried them with a heat tool.
Next I stamped the “thanks” definition from the Hero Arts CL479 Dictionary Greeting set using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I inked the stamp up a second time and misted it with water and stamped it again along the right edge.
I stamped Hero Arts H5261 Flourish Trio over the purple part using VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the “thanks so much” greeting from Hero Arts GL142 Thank You Messages using VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I used Fiskars Upper Crest border punch along the right edge and rounded the corners on the left side and the card base using a 1/4“ Corner Chomper. Then I ”edged" the watercolor panel with Rusty Hinge and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. Next I wrapped metallic gold cord around the watercolor panel and adhered it to the card base.
For the intaglio heart, I used a Fiskars heart punch to punch a heart from a cracker box. On the chipboard side of the punched heart, I covered it first with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. Then I applied a very thin layer of titanium white acrylic paint and allowed it to dry. The Dusty Concord ink mixed with the paint, making a lighter tint of purple for the background.
When the paint was dry, I again covered it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then heat embossed it with 5 layers of UTEE, adding Misty Lavender Pearl Ex powder to three of the layers. I coated my Flourish Trio stamp very well with VersaMark ink and then pressed the heart piece into it while the UTEE was still warm. After it cooled, I removed it from the stamp and adhered it to the card base using foam squares for dimension.
Thanks for looking! :-)
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