Sandi MacIver – Stampin With Sandi – Ink and Paper Artist- Snow is Glistening Watercoloured
Hi Stamping friends and welcome back to another Happy Stampers Blog Hop. This week I’m sharing a Snow is Glistening Watercoloured Card with you.
We have a colour challenge this week – beautiful deep jewel tones:
and as I have been having so much fun with the November Special Snowflake showcase, I thought I would try the Emboss Resist Technique and I’m IN LOVE with how it turned out
How to Create the Snow is Glistening Watercoloured card:
- Start with a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of watercolour paper.
- Stamp the two smaller snowflakes in VersaMark Ink, cover with White Embossing Powder, shake off the excess and heat set.
- Lay on a protected work surface.
- Drop 5-6 drops of reinker into a ink well and add a few drops of water to each colour with an Aqua Painter.
- TIP – I used an Aqua Painter for each colour so I didn’t have to keep cleaning it to change colours
- Wet the entire surface of the paper and then use the aqua painter to start adding the ink. Usually I let it run on it’s own, but I used the aqua painter to pull it from one side of the paper to the other, so that I got a marbled effect in the watercolour, which I really like. Then I added just a bit of colour where the embossed snowflakes were so they really popped.
- ensure that the entire surface is coloured as white edges will really show up when it’s dry.
- Set aside on a paper towel until piece is completely dry.
- White heat emboss the sentiment on a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Vellum card stock and use a couple of glue dots to attach it to the card front.
- Use Tear and Tape on the back of the art piece to attach it to a Pacific Point card base, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored and folded at 4-1/4
- Die cut some of the snowflakes using the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits and use Glue dots to attach them to the card front around the sentiment
- Embellish with a few Glitter Enamel Dots and I added some clear Rhinestones to the centers of the die cut snowflakes.
The Glitter Enamel Dots come in four colours, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo. With 160 sparkly adhesive backed dots in each pack, you can embellish to your hearts content.
You know me with blue and green, I think this is my favourite – what’s yours?
Now it’s time to hop over and see what my team mates has come up with for this week’s sketch. They are both very creative so I know you are going to love their projects. You can click on the Next button, or on the names below to visit their blogs:
- Sandi MacIver – Stampin with Sandi – you are here
- Eva Dobilas – I Love to Stamp
- Marilyn Pearen – Creating Art with Marilyn
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and thanks so much for stopping in to visit.