Sep 29, 2015

Flowers and Sparkles Stamped Watercolor Background Paper Card

card 1
I was going to show you the lavender background in this 4 set series, but couldn't get away from these lovely peachy pinks.  Unlike last week's card HERE, I embossed the floral design in Florida Sunset WOW! Embossing Powders.  Rather than brushing on a watercolor wash, here I dipped my paper into a watery puddle of Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.
card 2
The pattern is the same, but the result is quite different.  I was playing around with ideas for the focal image and decided to watercolor the stamp and cut it out to layer over the card, but it didn't turn out like I wanted.  Later, I decided to cut the different flowers out and make one big flower embellishment with them, curling the petals like I did in my paper flower tutorial HERE.  I just happened to have a brad that was exactly the color of the Florida Sunset EP - awesome!  So I used it for the center.
flowers
Here's a shot of the components of the flower.
flower 2
And all of them glued together.
closeup
My theme this week was sparkle and look how this EP shines!  I even added some gelli roll ink highlights to the sentiment to make it shine too.
card 4
I had grunge the card up a bit, you know me!  So I distressed the edges and sponged the sentiment.  I hope you'll come back next Tuesday to see the third paper in this series.  I'm linking up to the Tuesday Night Bloghop at Unity HERE, to Crafty Cardmakers & More for challenge #148, Make it Sparkle HERE, and to SSS Wednesday for their No Designer Paper Challenge HERE.  Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful card!!! Loving the orange :)

Patti Willey said...

Great collection of Distress Inks in your puddle! This is a yummy color and I love the shiny background stamping!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love that pretty background! Love the shimmer it has!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Guadalupe Galvis said...

Love the colors and the embossing is awesome.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card.

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmery background! Pretty flower accent!

E.T. (Erum) said...

Beauuuuutiful!!! I love it!

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the shimmer. Hugz

Rebecca Wong said...

This is beautiful, love how you stamp up the image and love your paper flower too!

JPScraps said...

This card is beautiful! Love the embossing with the watercolors.

stefanie stark said...

It's wonderful how you do this exquisite and delicate design!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh my, this is stunning!

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card......love all the sparkle! The water colors are gorgeous!

Helen said...

Beautiful Card!! I love the colors :)

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Autumn. Great colors!

Janis said...

This is just exquisite!!! I love the peachy color and all that shimmer and shine. Your flower is gorgeous and I love the sparkly center. What a beautiful card!!!
<3 J

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Lisa :) said...

This is so gorgeous!!! The colors just make me smile!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great colors, distressing and sparkle!

Sally Dodger said...

A really beautiful card Autumn. Your embossing powder is fabulously sparkly and I love the peachy tones of your watercolour background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

butterfly said...

Lovely watercolour background - I just love how the flowers catch the light - so pretty.
Alison x

Rebecca said...

Such a pretty card. I love the sparkly embossed background and the distressed edges. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

Bec

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