We are sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree and our favorite entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge!
Here’s what I created:
I’ll admit…this challenge was totally out of my comfort zone and I was halfway to throwing out my card several times but I LOVE the way it turned out. I channeled my inner Tenia (who is the queen of layering cards!) and tried different things. Guys, there’s a staple on my card! I’ve NEVER used staples!
To start I stamped the gorgeous floral heart from with antique linen distress ink and watercolored it using the “no-line watercoloring” technique with Daniel Smith watercolors. I used Payne’s Dark Grey for the leaves and Quinacridone Coral for the flowers. After it was dry I fussy cut the heart. I also stamped the same floral heart onto vellum, heat-embossed it with silver sparkle embossing powder, covered it with spectrum noir clear sparkle, and fussy cut it.
Next I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with an ombre wash of Quinacridone Coral. Once it was totally dry I trimmed it down to 4″ by 5.5″ and splattered it with Payne’s Dark Grey watercolor paint. I let that dry overnight and then prepped it with a powder tool. I stamped the Stripe Builder solid stripes across the panel with versamark and then heat-embossed it with silver and silver sparkle embossing powder, alternating each stripe. Then I stamped the sentiment from You Are Here with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I adhered the panel to a black card base and stapled the vellum and watercolored floral heart in the top left corner. Finally I added a few glossy black enamel dots to the card to finish it! So, there are layers of cardstock, layers of embellishments, lots of layers of paint, and layers of embossing powder! I think it fits the challenge! 😉
And now it’s your turn! The challenge ends on June 28th and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more design inspiration throughout the month! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous week!
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