Thursday, April 26, 2018

tropical cards!

hello again!
today I have this card duo up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
I used the suuuuuuper pretty Paradise Palms stamp set!

I inspired by *this* card I found on Pinterst! SOOOOO PRETTY!
first I started each card by layering the images to create a large island scene with black Versafine ink and then heat embossing in clear on top.

then I used Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks to add the water color! on the first card I did *not* use gesso, and on the second card, I did! it really affected the way the watercolor reacted on the papers! 

you can kind of see the way the watercolor leaked through the embossed images here. I still like the look, but it was something I noticed!

I also the Tag Times Two die to add the sentiment on my second card! I heat embossed in yellows, which looks really lovely in person...but I just could NOT capture it well in photos. 

also, see? no leaking of color, and the paper didn't warp at all! gesso for the win! ha!
a few sequins finished off both cards! love the beachy feel!! takes me back to the Caribbean, I'm ready to go back!! :)


1 comment:

  1. This is just SOOOOO gorgeous! I want to be on that beach right now! Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}


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