Hey all, and welcome back to another crafty day. This is Carol with Scraps & Ink here to share a really fun, really glimmery card I made using the Basics: Floral Coffee Mug Set. I mad this card using a very simple technique, a lot of light (for blindness), and a LOT of patience.
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Today’s card will be very simple, but definitely not easy, if you lack the patience, like I do most days. Lol
This little technique uses water colors, water color paper, and heat embossing — I chose clear embossing, but you could really use any color you have. I personally think gold embossing would have taken this up a notch. I used the Basics: Floral Coffee Mug, and Basics: Flower 2, for the main image, and a sentiment from the set Golden Friends. I felt it was a fitting sentiment, for the softness of the florals.
I used some watercolors I had on hand. You could literally use any watercolors. I bought my daughter a $4 pallet of watercolors from Walmart, and…. The brush is way better than any of the brushes I currently hold, and the colors are far more vibrant. I briefly contemplated using her colors. LOL Just saying… Use what you have! I often use my inks as water colors.
For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it on white card stock. I used a really thin card stock, so I die cut extra strips with a die, glued everything together, and then fussy cut around the sentence. Super simple.
Lastly, When everything was nice and dry, I added an opalescent shimmer, and some glossy accents to the drink and berries. I briefly toyed with the idea of adding gemstones, but I thought the shimmer was more than enough. I popped the panel up on foam tape and adhered it to an A2 card base.
That’s it! Cute, right? Doable? You don’t even have to add the shading or all the details of color. This is such a beautiful image, that I even feel like less is more!
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