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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time For Tea

 I went with a little different look for this card, but I'm pretty happy with it.  I wanted to try some big watercolor splotches in the background.  I wasn't really sure how I was going to do it.  The few times that I've tried to do it with a paintbrush just haven't worked out.  But I saw a technique that used a block to do it.  I grabbed my largest block and put a little reinkers in Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Mint Macron on there.  Then I sprayed it with some water then I just dipped my cardstock into the mess.  I really like this look.  It looks very organic and natural.  Some of the colors were starting to mix into an unpleasant muddy color so I used my heat tool to quickly dry the paper and stop all the bleeding.  
Once it was completely dry I grabbed my stamp from A Nice Cuppa set and embossed it with Black Glitter Embossing Powder.  This is my own mix but it's easy to make, 2 parts embossing powder to one part Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (or you can use Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder).  There's lots of sparkle in this image. 

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

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