To make the colored background I colored an acrylic block with markers and purposely didn’t color to the very edge of the block and kept the edges uneven for a more interesting look. Once all colors are applied to the block lightly mist the block with water and I found it helped the water absorb by placing the paper on a soft cushion such as a folded paper towel then place the block on the watercolor paper and move it around a little. If you want a little more color in an area just re-ink the block and repeat. For this card I did repeat at the very top of the blue and used a bit more water. I then stamped on the silhouette image.
The Scor-Pal and a metal ball stylus were used to emboss the lines around the edge and I just eyeball where to start and stop but you could make a pencil mark if needed.
The envelope on bother cards in this post were also embossed using the Scor-Pal and I went three lines on this card two on the one below to match the card front embossing.
Images: Stampin Up – Serene Silhouettes, Measure of Life – sentiment
Paper: unknown watercolor
Ink: Staz-On – Jet Black, Stampin Up markers except for on one Tombo yellow
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Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 GMT Views: 6132