Last week, I was playing around with trying something new and accidentally stumbled onto something really fun…and that had a beautiful result. This was the card I gave my husband yesterday for your 42nd Wedding Anniversary.
The stamp I used is part of the Meant to Be Stamp Set. You can see it in the lower right hand corner. This stamp set was part of 2019’s Occasions Catalog, but was so popular it made it back into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so it’s still available.
I like to call this the mystery card. The hearts on this card are stamped and then embossed with White Embossing Powder.
What makes it a mystery is that when you emboss, you use Versa Mark ink which is clear. To show you how I made this, I had to make another card so I could take a few pictures. If you are stamping on colored Cardstock, the Versa Mark ink leaves an image that is slightly darker than the color of the cardstock. Like this:
When the heart image is stamped on Watercolor paper, (which is just about white), you can’t see where you stamped. It’s just about invisible. So you are just guessing where you stamped and then randomly stamping where you think the paper is still blank. The video below is after I embossed it and you can barely see the images where it is shiny when the light hits it.
Once you have embossed and heat set your images, it’s time to get your Aquapainter and add some color your card. I used Real Red ink for the the hearts….yes, it is just one color of ink. I just varied the amount of ink I picked up on the Aquapainter brush and also how much water I squeezed out. The drier your brush, and the more ink you use, the darker the color. The Embossed image resists the ink….you can brush right over it and it doesn’t stick to the embossed areas.
Ok….I’m surprised that actually came out fairly decent since I was holding my phone in one hand and trying to paint with the other and not have the paper slide across my desk. Once I finished watercoloring the hearts,
I chose Lovely Lipstick ink to color in the background for a little contrast. I did add more ink to the hearts on this card than the first one, so they would be more red and less pink.
Making this card is fun, easy and you don’t need many supplies. If you’d like to make this card, this is what you will need:
- Meant to Be Heart Stamp Set
- Sweetly Stitched Dies
- Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”, plus a piece cut 2 3/4” x 2 1/4”
- Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
- Ink: Real Red and Lovely Lipstick
- Embossing Supplies: Embossing Buddy, Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder and Heat tool
- 1/8” Real Red Ribbon
- Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
And here are the two cards, side by side.
I hope you’ll try this!
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