Monday, July 28, 2014

Convention Display Board Project 4: Kinda Eclectic Water Color Card

I have a confession.  I'm in a funk.  Ever since I returned home from Stampin' Up! Convention I've been 'off'.  I think I just miss my friends.  I absolutely LOVE my stampin' friends, so I think I'm going through withdrawals.  Thankfully I'll be reunited with at least a few gals on the getaway vacation in September, and I'm having my demonstrator team over for a card making night on August 15th, so I have some creative girl time to look forward to.  

Enough complaining, I know, I know.  To brighten up my lacklustre attitude I thought I'd share one of my favourite cards that I created for the Convention Display Boards.
I (heart) water colouring…like A LOT.  So it shouldn't come as a surprise to you that my fave card has a water colour background.  

To get this look:
- Stamp your background image (I used the little dots from Kinda Eclectic) on water colour paper in VersaMark Ink, and emboss with White Embossing Powder
- Using an Aqua Painter and the inks of your choice, wash colour over your embossed background until you achieve the level of colour you like
- Wipe with paper towel and embellish

Wanna know a secret?  Month 2 of Stamps in the Mail has some fabulous water colouring techniques that will knock your socks off, and it's not too late to register.  
Get the full details HERE, and then contact me ASAP to register.  Month 2 supplies are being sent out shortly and you don't want to miss out!

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today.  I appreciate you spending a little bit of your Monday with me.  :)
Happy Stampin'

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  1. I too am in a funk, I have been calling it a hangover! But, I am super excited to CASE this card today! You are an inspiration to many and I love all you do! Enjoy your day! Thanks to you I am off to play! XXXOOO

  2. I'm so glad it brightened your day Cary! I'm happy to report that I had a good day and even spent some time creating! Maybe the funk is gone. Hope so!

  3. Hi Allison!! I just found this card and the one below on Pinterest! OMGosh you are amazing!! May I steal your designs for a class?
    I just LOVE them!!!

    Have a happy day!

  4. I just cased your card but added a little Old Silver Inka Gold for just a little shimmer