Bright and beautiful

Staying with stamping and embossing and the resist technique, if less fuss is what you are after how about this simple card featuring the Altenew stamps and AquaTint inks? This effect can be achieved quickly and easily and may appeal to those who prefer not to die cut.

This is what it looks like:

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You will need:

You will also need water colour card;a strip of vellum; white card stock; a black A5  card blank; adhesive; foam pads and coloured gems.

As with the last post example, the process begins by stamping the image using versa mark ink on to the water colour card. I used a flower stamp and tried to include stamping it off the page and in different positions so as to avoid too much uniformity.

I heat embossed this using white detail embossing powder.

Next using a water brush I flooded certain areas on the design with water.

I also selected some brightly coloured  inks and using the plastic syringes provided I extracted small amounts of the ink on to a palette tray.

Using the water brush I lifted one colour at a time and allowed each colour to bleed diagonally in bands across the design.


I added a little more water and allowed the inks to blend. I then dried it with a heat gun.

Next I cut a strip of vellum and stamped my sentiment using archival black ink.

I matted the art work on to white card and stuck this to the black card blank using foam pads.

I stuck the vellum across the centre and added matching coloured gems.

Simple but effective!

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A rather cheery card I think!

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