Friday, October 10, 2014


Hi everyone.  I wasn't so sure I was going to enter the Merry Monday challenge this week, as we are to use neon colors on your card.  I didn't think any of the ink pads I own really qualify for neon colors, but after looking at the design team cards, I thought I could make a few Distress inks work.  I'm a HUGE fan of Jennifer McGuire.  My card is inspired by one of her videos from back in April that used a watercolor background and ironing off embossing.  I love this technique and use it from time to time.  Click here to watch her video.  I used this technique, except I didn't iron off the embossing this time.  To be honest, I just didn't feel like pulling the iron out...too lazy...LOL! 

I used a piece of Tim Holtz's watercolor paper (my favorite, by far...mostly because I love the smooth side) and inked up Stampin' Up's Holiday Print with Versamark and then used white embossing powder (Jennifer uses clear embossing powder and I usually do, too) and heat set it.  I used Tim Holtz's circle blending tool and applied TH's Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn.  I then spritzed on pearl ex (color of pearl) mixed with water to blend the 3 colors and mounted the card to a piece of SU's green galore card stock.  I finished the card off with a piece of green baker's twine and a snowflake. 

I really liked the way these colors blended together.  It  kind of reminds me of the northern lights.  

This card, also, qualifies for Simon Wednesday
Challenge.  As we are to use watercolors.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other amazing neon colored cards at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the water colored cards at Simon Wednesday Challenge, too.


  1. Very pretty card, Sue! So happy you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. Love how all your colors came together on this card Sue! I'd say it definitely qualifies for "neon"!! Turned out beautiful! :0)

  3. This turned out so PRETTY, Sue! I love the watercolored background and the delicate Christmas words! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  4. So pretty. Love the colors and background. You did a wonderful job with the colors.

  5. Love the beautiful background such pretty colours and they work so well together.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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