This card was made for my friend Nancy (stitz2003) who recently sent me a RAK. She received the card today (it was sent on the 15th (do the math) and I think it must have went by way of China!
I recently was able to attend our recent Stampbooking Convention (because I also worked at one of the booths) and I was able to get a few new toys. This Rubbernecker stamp was on sale and it was being demo'd at the booth. It looked so easy (probably because she had done it at least a 100 times) and she got such beautiful results that I decided to try my hand at it, so it came home with me. One trash can FULL of rejects later... I had two cards that I felt turned out the way I wanted them to. I am posting both of them today.
I first embossed the lined image in Silver (Ranger Fine Detail, it is a two step image) and then began to work with getting results with the solid "watercolor" stamp. I cheated and used my stamp-a ma- jig to get it in the vicinity of where it should go. (The person who demo'd it DID NOT use one). After I finally got one I was satisfied with I then added the sentiment I then used the Spellbinder mat dies to frame it. The splatters you see are on the stamp and I cannot take credit for them.
I used the method of smearing your distress pads on the craft sheet and spritzing it to get my watercolor effect. (smooshed the solid stamp into it) I think perhaps my water color is a little TOO precise and should have more bleeding...I need to work on that!
Thank you for stopping by to take a look!
Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 GMT Views: 2183
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22590
Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 6:13 PM
I am the SO lucky recipient of this card! The colors are gorgeous! It's embossed in silver and has Wink of Stella on it! In real life this card just shines! Peggy, what a special gift from someone as talented as you!
Oh! Don't you just hate it when you see something demonstrated look easy and then you can't get the same results! I can't imagine how the demo'd work could look any better than this!! Stunning! Gorgeous flowers and the water color looks amazing to me!