Hello again! Two posts in two days; it’s like buses where you can’t find one, and then two come along simultaneously. The new Dear Friend release from Simon Says Stamp has this gorgeous Peony Background set that I thought would look lovely white heat embossed as a resist to light and airy watercolour. This post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Dear Friend release, so please scroll down to the bottom for all the details.
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resist watercolour background
When using heat embossing, the best paper is smooth to get the cleanest impression. As I wanted to watercolour over the top of the heat embossing, I chose Arches Hot-Pressed watercolour card. I stamped the Peony Background in Versamark ink and then white heat embossed.
I washed watercolour over the top of the heat-embossed background, and the raised, shiny lines of the embossing resist the watercolour. I wanted to keep the painting light and airy, so I didn’t add lots of paint, but I did try and add a few areas with greater depth so that you could make out what you were seeing. Once dry, I trimmed the panel to fit on a card base cut and scored from an Ivory card.
For the sentiment, I chose the Fancy Hello die set and cut the lettering from a Matte Gold card and the background piece from Vellum. I added strips of foam adhesive behind both layers and attached them to the top of the panel. I completed the greeting with a complementary saying from the Elegantly Modern Greetings set, which I embossed in Antique Gold powder, trimmed out and again added with foam tape.
I finished the card with a sprinkling of sequins and eggshell pearls.
Here’s another card I made with products from the new release. You can find the original blog post here. The card uses the Blissful Bouquet and Best Year Yet sets.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Dear Friend release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Suzy’s blog, but if not, Simon’s blog is an excellent place to start. As with all good hops, there are giveaways.
- Simon is giving away a $25 coupon from comments left on each hop stop. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, 24 May.
Now it is time to hop on over to Sidnie’s blog. Here’s the complete hop list to keep you on track.
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Hi Deby, I love how you watercolor in pastel colors. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing
Nice watercolor look for the set.
I love the soft water coloring look of your cards.
I just love your cards! Such beautiful watercoloring :)
I love the coloring.
Your card is beautiful – really love the word die you used!