Saturday, 15 July 2017

First attempt at Watercolor Smooshing card - For a Friend

Hello guys
I have yet bright and colorful card to bust all the blue mood due to heavy rains in Mumbai........Its raining so heavily since couple of days....I am worried the trains might stop working due to water logging very soon. Today, I was going through some of the photos I took when I was on vacation last month and saw this beautiful Lotus...So pretty and serene. I took inspiration from it and made this card.


I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Distress it.
  2. Craft stamper Magazine - Take it Make it July
  3. Polkadoodles Week#28 - Anything Goes
  4. The Ribbon Girl - July challenge - Anything Goes
  5. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
  6. Mod Squad challenge - Make the sentiment the main focal point
  7. YNS color challenge#68 - I have used Pale pink, Bright pink and Green color.
  8. Color Throwdown #451
  9. DLART July Linky challenge
  10. DLART Thankful thursday #208 - anything Goes


So here is my new card which I have made using the smooshing technique. I have never done this technique before and it was super fun to try something new. For this card, I dabbed Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron on a clear acetate sheet and spritzed it with water. Then I smooshed this onto a watercolor cardstock cut to 4" by 51/4"and then picked the acetate sheet. I didnt have much patience to wait for it to air dry and so I used my heat gun.
Once everything was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment on the panel using Ranger Tinsel Gold. I made sure to use a anti static powder and it a must before heat embossing. Now, I cut a standard A2 size cardbase from Black Cardstock and added gold glitter cardstock on it which was 1/8" smaller than the cardbase. I then added my panel on this cardbase using strong adhesive as the panel was a little warped due to watercoloring. To add more interest to my card, I added a white frame on my card to make it look like I had framed my sentiment.
To finish my card, I added some sequins in white, iridescent clear and gold. I have made this card for my BFF as Friendship Day will be coming up next month and just wanted to start making few cards before I got too busy with work.

Supplies used:

  1. Balck Cardstock (270gsm) - ItsyBitsy
  2. Gold Glitter Cardstock - ItsyBitsy
  3. Watercolor cardstock
  4. Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron - ItsyBitsy
  5. Sequins 
  6. White cardstock (250gsm) - ItsyBitsy
  7. Versamark watermark inkpad
  8. Wow Heat gun
  9. Ranger multi medium matte
  10. Ranger heat embossing powder - Tinsel Gold
  11. Kaisercraft - Best Friends stamp set
  12. Clear Acetate Sheet - ItsyBitsy
  13. Anti static powder tool

19 comments:

  1. This is so elegant and stunning!! I love the colors!! What a gorgeous card!! Your friend will treasure it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Super card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM
    Elaine

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  3. It has been raining here too. We have flood warnings and highways are closed. Hope that you are all OK. Fist of all, the inspiration is gorgeous and I can see show you got your inspiration. Love that you made the sentiment embossed with gold and added a layer of gold too. The white layer really sets it all off. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad this week. Good luck and hope to see you again.

    Barbara Challenge Host

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  4. Is so beautiful and elegant, love the colors and I'm sure your friend is going to keep it for long time. Thank you for play with us in our challenge https://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2017/07/week-28-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

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  5. What a beautiful card, love the gold touch! it shows up beautifully towards the lovely backrgound you made!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - we hope to see you again next week! Zoey

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  6. Like the gently colors you used.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    PolkadoodlesChallenge

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  7. I love smooshing! Very pretty with all the gold! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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  8. Lovely,it should go on the wall instead of into envelope! Thanks for joining us at ATSM, Martina DT

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  9. This is gorgeous - love how you have used the technique!

    Hugz Tinz

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  10. Great smooshing lovely card. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 28/29. Helen DT

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  11. Wow!! Love your watercolor background.
    Smooshing is my favorite technique. Love love love this card.
    Thank you for playing fun with us at YNS challenge blog.

    Hugs, Dian Ratna.

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  12. Very pretty card! Love the smooshing effect you used!
    Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

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