Welcome back to our second Kre8tors Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of this fun collaboration with fellow demonstrators. The creativity and skill of these ladies is just awesome. If you missed it, you can check out last month’s hop here
This month’s theme is Saleabration, as in the freebies available between now and the end of March for every £45 you spend! There will be some new additions available from later this week (16th February) so watch out for those. I can’t wait to show you my project but I have to tell you I had a really hard time choosing which product to use (they’re all so gorgeous!!).
In the end, I chose the Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a fan of peacocks, but I do love the images on this one and featured the card below in last week’s Facebook Live. What a fabulously elegant peacock! To find out how I made it, you can watch the video here.
But I think this set has so much more to offer than a peacock! Which is where today’s card comes from – not a peacock in sight and a completely different look. I love the versatility of this set in that it allows you to get such different looks. I also used a colour I don’t use very much – Always Artichoke – and have resolved to give this colour some more love as it definitely deserves it!!
I decided to use the emboss resist technique, so started by heat embossing the flourishes and the small flowers onto a piece of our watercolour paper (13.5cm x 9.5cm) using white embossing powder.
Then, by pressing on the lid of my ink pad while it was closed, I got a pool of ink that I used to do a watercolour wash over the heat embossing using my aqua painter. I added quite a bit of water as I wanted a very soft effect but you could make it as dark as you like. When the ink was dry (a couple of minutes) I gently wiped any excess ink from the embossed areas.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Always Artichoke.
I used my Bronze Stampin’ Blend marker to colour the pearls (what a great extra use of our fabulous Blends – you can do this on your rhinestones too!!)
I adhered my panel to a layer of Always Artichoke (14cm x 10cm) using double sided tape. I usually use liquid glue but the heat embossing and watercolouring will warp your paper slightly so I find the tape helps to hold it in place flat on my card. Finally, the whole think was adhered to a Very Vanilla card base (14.5cm x 21cm).
Below is a list of all of the supplies I used, which you can purchase in my Online Shop and remember to claim your Saleabration reward! Plus, use this month’s Host Code to claim an extra Thank You gift from me.
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