Sunday, July 31, 2016

Watercolor birthday card

I've once again been away from card making and blog updates for quite a while.  Health problems continue to affect my life.  I'm been wanting to make cards for family birthdays, but just don't feel that I can do a good job.  I found a technique on Kristina Werner's blog that I wanted to try.  My first attempt was a failure:

The background turned out okay, but I had problems stamping the sentiment.  Stamping on watercolor paper can be difficult because of rough texture of the paper.  I attempted to use a stamp positioner and stamp it again over first stamping.  It wasn't perfectly lined up and gave a double image.  Next, I used a Versamark pen to fill in blank areas and more gold embossing powder.  This resulted in an unreadable sentiment, so I started another card:
This time, I accepted the first stamping and made it into a card.  The border layer is gold glossy paper and mounted on a white card base.  The butterfly is made by adhering a shiny candy wrapper (from dark chocolate Hershey Kisses) to cardstock and cutting it out with a die.  I adhered only body to card, so the wings can be raised.

This process finally convinced me to order a Mini Misti to make correcting stamped images easier.  I'll try this again after it is shipped to me.  Wish me luck.