Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wild and Crazy Birthday :-)

Hi all :-) I am here with the 3rd card from the 1st day of the Watercolour for Cardmakers Online Card Class. This one uses the emboss resist technique shown by Kristina Werner. I couldn't find Amy's watercolor paints so I used Distress Ink Pads instead. I have found them now so I may be back later with another effort :-)

I love how this turned out ! I heat embossed the background stamp Awith clear powder and then ironed it off as I preferred a matt finish. The original sentiment stamp is quite big and I really didn't want to hide so much of the background so I just chopped it down and used parts of it.

When using watercolours the paper does tend to warp, a tip to combat this is to cut a piece of card slightly smaller than the watercolor panel and adhere this to the back with Helmar Quick Dry Adhesive, this creates a cardboard like strength and reduces the need to use lots of pop dots. 

Thanks for looking ! The classes are a lot of fun and it isn't too late to join in if you would like to :-)
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AND ,, did you know that there is a 20% discount this weekend across the whole Simon Says Stamp Store !! Woo Hoo !!

Challenges :
Keep It Simple ,,, Watercolor
Sister Act ,,,, AG
4 Crafty Girls ,,,, AG
Addicted to Stamps and More ,,,, CAS

Hope you all have a great weekend :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x