Thursday, September 10, 2020

Taking Risks in Cardmaking!

 Hello friends and welcome back! Laurie here with you today to share a card that could have been a complete disaster! I wanted to share the process with you to let you know that's its actually quite fun to take some risks in your cardmaking!

I've seen some beautiful cards with florals on top of a very dark background and I wanted to try something similar.

I started by white heat embossing a few of the images from the Doodle Flowers Stamp Set onto a piece of watercolour paper.

Using some liquid watercolours, I did some very simple colouring. I tried my hardest to let the water do the work and not fuss with it too much.  It turned out quite pretty.

Normally, this is where I would have left it. Just added it to a cardbase with a sentiment and called it done. But this is where the "risk" comes in. I used an undiluted black watercolour and carefully painted in the background.

This made the colours even more vibrant! I did have to do a couple of light layers to even out the colour.

I trimmed down the panel and foam mounted it to a white card base.

It was at this point that I realized I hadn't added a sentiment. I placed the card in my Misti and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and used the same white embossing powder. The sentiment comes from the Mallow Blossoms Stamp Set.

I did end up having some stray embossing powder but we all know how tricky it can be embossing on black!

For a bit of extra detail, I used a white gel pen to add some highlights and dots to the flowers and leaves as well as a few white heart die cuts.

I think embossing your images definitely makes this technique easier. I also think it would be cool to use black embossing powder!! You can also do this with different mediums such as alcohol markers.

It's ok to try something outside your comfort zone. Remember, it's just paper :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


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