It felt so great to finally after months get back into my studio to create a card!! Nothing like a creative high to start out the weekend right! It was also fun to play with my line of Polished Stone Paper again and some new toys. Be sure to check out the link list at the bottom of my post to see what the rest of the design team created!! YOU WILL BE INSPIRED - they rocked this set!
And play I did... I am just in love with Faber-Castell Gelatos .
To create my background I stamped the Flourish from tomorrow's Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two stamp set with versamark on my Deep Sea Polished Stone and embossed in white to frame my Winged Vintage Labels Two Frame. To create my frame I stamped the image on Canson 140 lb Watercolor Paper and embossed the image in white. Next starting with the lightest color gelato I randomly colored the stamped image using the colors pictured here. Then I gently rubbed the image with my finger. Once I had the colors placed where they were pleasing to the eye, I spritzed the image with water and used my finger to soften the transitions between colors and then wiped the image with a paper towel. Voila!! So love the watercolor look I got.
Next I stamped and embossed in white -two butterfly images from Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three and die cut them with Spellbinders Wonderful Wings. Then I rubbed used the gelatos to rub in color over the white embossed image. If you haven't used a gelato yet - you don't know what your missing. The sweet tubes that work like a chap stick container are compact acid-free pigment sticks which glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage. All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water. You can spritz with water after applying color to soften the look.
The lace edging at the top and bottom of the card is a section I cut from die cut frame from Spellbinders new Detailed Scallop 5 x 7 dies. Next I backed the die cut with a small strip of Kellie Green Polished Stone.
JustRite Stamps: Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three
Spellbinders Dies: JustRite Vintage Labels Two
Inks: Faber-Castell Gelatos, Tsukeniko Versamark Watermark Pad, Ranger Sea Foam White Embossing Powder
Paper: Murdock's Polished Stone Paper - Kellie Green, Deep Sea
Accessories: Flowers and Rhinestones from Michaels
Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three is designed to coordinate with two of JustRite's newest custom dies JustRite Vintage Labels Two and JustRite Vintage Labels Three as well as Spellbinders Wonderful Wings.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I promise to be back a lot more often to share what I am working on including projects with my latest obsession - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint !