Sunday, July 8, 2018

Simple Eclipse card | Distress Ink Watercolor | Concord and 9th Painted Rose

So with the Color Throwdown challenge hitting their 500th challenge I knew I had to make a card for this occasion and participate. No video this is just a quick post because I have something else scheduled for Monday's video.

I took a piece of Arches cold press watercolor paper and used the Concord and 9th Painted Rose stamp to offset to roses. I heat embossed with Versamark ink and Ranger white embossing powder. Then I painted in the roses with shades of Distress Inks.

I used the fabulous Chipped Sapphire distress ink on the background. That color is just a gorgeous blue! For the splatter I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (yellow gold shade) for the gold shimmer splatter. Then added white splatter with Copic Opaque white. I also used the same shade of gold to color in the leaves of the roses.

Once dry I tried the eclipse technique. I'm not sure who came up with this first. But I've seen it around and thought it would be fun to try. I used the Simon Says Stamp hugs die to die cut the blue background 4 times. Then I took some scrap Neenah 110lb paper and cut 8 die cuts of the hugs die, to layer. I stacked to of the white hugs together then added the blue hugs on top, then they could be glued on to the card. It gives just a bit of dimension and blends in so nicely but you can still see it. I'm going to have to try this one again!

This card has been entered in to the following challenges:
The Color Throwdown Challenge #500
CAS-ual Fridays CFC #203
Cropstop Link Party

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  1. Absolutely eye catching, breathe taking. Love it.

  2. Oh Wow! What a gorgeously painted card! Very beautiful! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog - do join us again soon!

  3. You really achieved great depth with your watercoloring! This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CTD!

  4. Lovely card!! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  5. Oh, wow!! Love everything about this card..stunning!! Thank you for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

  6. Very pretty! Love all the gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  7. Love your eclipse card! Love the soft colors you used on your flowers. Thanks for sharing with CAS-ual Friday!