Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Bloomin' Love - Watercolour Lifting

Having recently seen Jennifer McGuire's great video on watercolour lifting with heat embossing - I thought I'd give it try - because I love the beautiful soft effect.

SU, watercolour lifting with heat embossing, Botanical Builder, Bloomin' Love
The greeting is from the Best Thoughts stamp set

So this is my attempt.  I had only seen the video once and was working from memory  (always dangerous at my age!) and didn't get it quite right.  However, I'm not unhappy with the result.

I used Shimmery White cardstock and sponged on random splodges of colour - Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz.  Then I clear heat embossed the heart from Bloomin' Love.  Instead of brushing with water and dabbing dry - as shown by Jennifer - I wiped the ink with some damp kitchen paper.

I layered the card then added the Botanical Builder die cuts.  I think the Bloomin' Love strip looks a bit like a brocade (or grandma's curtains!) and I really like it.  I used the Metal Rimmed Pearls as flower centres because I thought pearls would match with the look of brocade.

To celebrate International Women's Day, I'm giving this card to my friends at Soroptimist International of the Hills District - a very dedicated and kind group of ladies who do so much for their local community as well as for women and girls around the globe.

'Til next time

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  1. This is gorgeous!! Just beautiful card.I like how the die-cut flower is sponged.

  2. Thanks, Satomi! Sponging the flower adds some depth and "movement" doesn't it?