Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gold and Watercolor

For this card I used four techniques that are new to me. Wow! In the past couple months I started participating in some of the challenges and they are really motivating me to try new things.

The four techniques:
  1. Heat embossing an image before coloring it in.
  2. Watercolor using Gelatos
  3. Rubbing the edges of the paper with an embossing dabber and then dipping them in embossing powder to create a gold frame
  4. Custom bling made by heating metal embellishments and then dipping them in embossing powder

The result:

All this work qualifies this card for a few challenges:

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge - Use Watercolor
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Pastels
Power & Spark Challenge -- Use Gold
30-Day Coloring Challenge over at the Daily Marker. #thedailymarker30day

Stamps: Newton's Nook Versatile Vases
Embossing Powder: Judikins Gold Detail 
Emboss It Dabber from Ranger
Faber-Castell Gelatos - Tropical
Bling - from stash