Hi, so happy you could drop by. Today I am part of a blog hop with the Crazy Crafters, we are CASEing Wendy Cranford this hop and wowee was it a challenge to choose just one thing. I was searching through all of Wendys posts and got to one that was close to home. It was an Autism Matters Blog which is important to me because my beautiful daughter has Autism, and to have awareness brought to the condition is very important, not just for those who have ASD but also those who care for and are involved with them on a daily basis so they can understand there is a difference between a Temper Tantrum and a Meltdown and that all of those involved are amazing human beings. But enough of that, I could talk all day about it. I also loved this project because it was a watercolour card, something that I love the look of but have never been very good at. So here's Wendys gorgeous card....
How stunning is that. I absolutely LOVE it! Now as seems to be the norm with me I couldn't find what I needed to make this, (watercolor paper) oops.... So I started watching youtube videos to learn how to do it so it didn't look like mine was done by a kindergartner. Wow there are a lot of different methods.
Now on to the solution. I recalled a great friend of mine Angela (click to go to her blog) saying to me that Shimmer White cardstock works for watercolour, and I had some (winning). So I got to making. And I came up with two cards as I tried two different styles that were completely different but totally gorgeous so I couldn't choose which one to feature which means you get to see both.
This first card I did in exact same way as I did with the Whisper White, what a difference! The shimmer paper is great not only because it allows you to blend the colours but also because the pretty shimmer comes through. The little flower is from the Touches of Texture stamp set, I stamped it in versamark then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The colours used for this card were Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise. These colours go together famously don't you think. The stamped panels behind the feature were from the Touches of Texture stamp set also. The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set (which is only available this month, so if you want to purchase it get in quick) I inked it up in Versamark then in Tempting Turquoise before stamping down and covering in clear embossing powder.
Here are the completed cards, I hope you like them. I think what is great about them is they could be used for anyone, the colours make them very versatile.
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Until next time stay well and Happy Crafting. Tamie xx