Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Clearly Besotted and Distress Ink Watercolor

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share another Fall themed card with you guys! After I made this card, I was all geared up to do some Fall decorating and baking. Then I had a conversation with some of my crafty friends on Facebook and now all I can think about is bacon. Thanks ladies, for Enabling me to eat more bacon.

Anyway, not too long ago, I shared a card I had made using this same stamp set, but I've had it on my mind to use this set again, this time with watercolor. 

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The Stamp Set on this card is Autumn Flowers by Clearly Besotted and I love how the leaves stamp in ink, but I was super duper anxious to see them come to life with a Gold Embossing Powder. Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder is the perfect gold and Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Inks are usually my go to inks when I want to watercolor and especially if I want deep, rich colors. 


I stamped the images on Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. Then I did a quick wash with Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey. After I heat set the watercoloring with my Hero Arts Heat Gun, I mixed up some water and Ranger Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl in a Ranger Mister Bottle and used the tube from the bottle to splatter my water mixture on to the Panel. I let that sit for a minute then laid a dried out baby wipe over it to pick up the water and lift some of the color.

Using my MISTI Stamping Tool, I stamped the Sentiment on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock with Momento Espresso Truffle Ink. Still using my MISTI, I went over it again with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. I mounted that on to a piece of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock.

To make a strip that would match the Gold Embossing on the Panel, I used a scrap piece of Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, covered it in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I also wanted to tie in some more Dark Chocolate, so I used the long edge of the outside frame of a previous die cut I had made using the largest Stitched Rectangle Die by Simon Says Stamp. Sheesh. I feel like my explanation of that was clear as mud, but moving on!

The Card Base is also Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and I added a little DMC Gold Embroidery Thread and a couple Craft Medley Sequins and called it good.

That's it for now Peeps. Below I've linked to a few other Fall themed cards, you may be interested in. Also, I have a card coming up where I'm using the new Dexter and Simon Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp. Have you seen this? Sooo cute. In the meantime I hope you've enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!



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