Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Day to Celebrate

Hi, I haven't been able to play with Make It Mondays yet this year, but I had a little extra time this week, so I thought I would do some watercolor "smooshing".  What a fun technique.  I found this technique works best for me if I use watercolor paper.  So I started with a piece of Tim Holtz's Distress Watercolor Paper and TH's distress ink pads, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry.  Please check out Make It Monday's video that Betsy Veldman did demonstrating this technique.  I let my now "smooshed" watercolor paper dry overnight, mostly because I wasn't sure what I wanted to stamp on this card yet.  I decided on Butterflies.  I used PTI's Life is Beautiful and Beautiful Butterflies and Wet Paint III stamp sets.  I used Versamark ink on the bigger butterfly and a few of the smaller butterflies and the word Celebrate and embossed with White embossing powder.  I also stamped a few smaller butterflies with Tuxedo Black ink and added a few dots, which I also embossed with White embossing powder.  I wasn't going to emboss the white butterflies, but they weren't showing up very well with just HA's Unicorn Pigment ink.  I then decided to make a Mailes Belles type card and cut it on an angle through the word and added a small piece of glitter paper from DCWV Gltizy Glitter paper pack.  I picked up that idea from Jennifer McGuire.  IRL how my card turned out.  I am also entering this card into Simon Wednesday Challenge "Things that Fly".

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards over at Make It Monday #204 using this technique and all the "Things that Fly" over at Simon Wednesday Challenge.  I hope to make another "smooshed" watercolor card yet this week.


  1. hello Sue! fabulous watercolor background...super sweet card...soooo FAB! hope you have a fun weekend.... so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. LOVE your water colored background Sue! It's so soft and pretty, and your embossed butterflies really "pop" against it! :0)

  3. hi sue, love your background, it really makes your cards stand out, beautiful.x


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