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Aug 18, 2014

Watercolors and Embossing

Hello and happy Monday!!

 Kids are still home from school due to a teacher's strike (which I fully support), and so we are enjoying a few more days of summer, before it's back to daily homework and earlier bedtimes.
Kids had friends over this weekend, so I found some time to create a card for our midmonth reminder at Penny Black and More.

I love playing with my husband's watercolor paints, so happy he is sharing :-)
The floral stamp was heat embossed using versamark ink and white embossing powder onto mixed media card stock. Before I stamped the flowers I masked the edges using painter's tape. After watercoloring I removed the masking tape and stamped the sentiment. I added some turquoise butterflies to bring some more color into the design and "blinged" it up with some rhinestones.

Product list:
Delicate Florals, Hello Friend stamp sets - both by Penny Black
Grumbacher watercolor paints
Canson Mixed Media card stock, SU card stock
MS butterfly punch, rhinestones
versamark ink, black archival ink
white embossing powder, painter's tape

Playing along here:
Watercolor 101  - Masks part 1


As I mentioned this is also my Design Team card Penny Black and More midway reminder.
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 I do hope you'll join us. Our theme is simply ANYTHING GOES. All stamp manufacturers are welcome. We just ask that you use actually rubber or clear stamps and stamp as the focal point. Although we do also welcome creations made with Penny Black stickeroos. 
We have lots of fabulous prizes to give away :-)

Hope you have a great day!!


  1. Just love your colour palette Ellie and the resist stamping as well, so pleased hubby shared his paints as the background is lovely.

    B x

  2. Such a soft summmery card! Love your colors and the terrific effects of the embossed resist.
    Thanks for playing in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  3. Absolutely stunning hun, i so love purple and green together, i must get my set of stamps out and use them, Luv Sam x

  4. Anonymous16:51

    Stunning!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge

  5. wow! gorgeous! Love how you did the flowers.

    I wasn't aware of any teachers strikes in Wisconsin.

  6. Hi Ellie. Gorgeous watercolored flowers. Love the mix of purple and bright green with the white embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  7. Ooo totally gorgeous Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Anonymous23:10

    wow, ellie, this is gorgeous! i love your watercoloured background for the colours and how they blend. i'm cutting it close to the deadline; what else is new. :)

  9. very beautiful - love all the colors

    Barb Housner

  10. Your embossed flowers look lovely against your wonderfully watercolored background Ellie! Thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card challenge!

  11. Fabulous embossing & watercolour Ellie! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  12. Well done! Such lovely colors too! Nice watercoloring over your embossed panel. You pass the course with an "A". lol. Thanks for playing at 101: Watercolor. Please drop by and play each week. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  13. such a pretty card! love the watercolour look combined with the white details! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  14. Beautiful! Love the watercolor effects, the embossed images, and the little butterflies <3
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hope to see you with us again in September!

  15. Oh so pretty. And I love how your sentiment is "out of the box". Thanks for playing with us this month at MMCC.


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