Sparkle Embossing + Watercolors = Simply Charming
When adding rich detail to a card, like a sparkly embossing powder, I find I like it best to keep the remaining areas fairly simple. Watercolor brush markers were the perfect combo to achieve depth while still retaining soft blends.
After a little bit of masking with just a torn piece of a full stick post-it (I'm too lazy to stamp and fussy cut, lol!), I heat embossed with Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder on Smooth Bristol paper.
I watercolored with Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Markers. I lined the darkest areas of several petals with my deepest color choice and then blended out to white with a paint brush and clean water. Some petals I added a second layer of color, others I didn't. A few of the peach petals have a touch of the vibrant pink color for added interest.
I created my own coordinating sentiment strip by watercoloring a scrap of Smooth Bristol paper with the same markers. Once dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the You're Beautiful stamp set and gave it a fun banner end with the Tag Infinity Frame Dies.
Thank you for joining me today as we showcase a few items from the new catalog. If you'd like a looksie, you may do so (at your own risk, tee-tee-hee!) here.
Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!