Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Simple Elegance

When you are short on time go BIG but don't lose the handmade touch.  The Stampendous Jumbo cling rubber stamps I purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts are the perfect ones to use on a quick card project.  I began by stamping the dove with white ink on white watercolor paper and heat embossing the wet ink with white opaque embossing powder. Next I sprayed the paper with water and applied three colors of stamping ink.  I sprayed on more water and blotted the areas of the paper that were too dark.  After heat drying the paper, I stamped the PEACE in silver ink and applied silver embossing powder melting it with the heat gun.  The final step was using Merikan tape to adhere my faux watercolor design onto a purple 5x7 card. I love the simplicity and elegance of the finished card.  I hope you'll try this technique on your future cards .Enjoy this season of giving!
                                   

7 comments:

Annette said...

oh this is elegant.. I love the soft touch to this card..total beauty..

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Lynn~ This turned out very pretty and just the right colors too... Lucky recipient who get's this.'

Cheryl said...

Very pretty card Lynn! Simple and elegant and the colors match so perfect.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Woo-hoo Lynn, this card has that special touch. So pretty.

Shirley N said...

Wow Lynn, I love how your card turned out, so very elegant! Thanks for the inspiration! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!!!

Cami said...

Beautiful! I never tried this technique so this is on my list to do next year.

Hugs,
Cami

eunice said...

Wow, Lynn this card is really beautiful! Really like how the colors you used for the background wash, really makes your embossed images stand out. I want to try this one day...did you add the ink by pouncing or wiping the ink pad directly onto the watercolor paper?